D-List Celebrities Can Be As Litigious a the A-List

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D-List Celebrities Can Be As Litigious a the A-List

Fri Sep 26, 2008 @ 01:18PM PST

By Eriq Gardner

Griffinkathy Steven Tyler isn't the only celebrity suing over an artificial online presence.

Now, Kathy Griffin, star of Bravo's "My Life on the D-List," has taken the company that owns KathyGriffin.com to court, claiming it is making money off her name and image.

How much is a D-List celebrity's name worth these days? Griffin claims $100,000 in damages.

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