Fox News Anchor Suing Hasbro For $5M Over Hamster Toy With Same Name
Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner is suing Hasbro over a hamster toy that shares the same name.
Papers filed in New Jersey Federal Court say Harris Faulkner, 49, has suffered "substantial commercial and emotional damage" from the plastic hamster doll.
"Harris Faulkner, the uniquely named, acclaimed veteran journalist and author, has worked for decades to establish and maintain her personal brand and laudable professional reputation," the lawsuit says, adding that Hasbro Inc. has "willfully and wrongfully appropriated Faulkner's unique and valuable name and distinctive persona for its own financial gain - by creating, manufacturing, and distributing for sale a plastic toy hamster named 'Harris Faulkner.'"
Faulkner is especially upset that her name is being associated with a known choking hazard that resembles her tone of complexion, eye shape, and eye makeup.
The lawsuit seeks $5 million in damages and a court order barring Hasbro "from further violations and misappropriations of Faulkner's name, likeness, identity, or persona."
Faulkner, a married mother of 2, joined the Fox News Channel in 2005 and anchors Fox Report Weekend.