Scarlett Johansson has beat her legal case. The popular star made her film debut in North reveals that she won theses legal damages against an author. What the actress had claimed is that a
a mysterious blonde character in the novel ‘The First Thing We Look At’ by Gregoire Delacourt was her ”exact double” and her legal team told a court in France, that the writer had invented a series of love affairs with other celebrities, which amounted to a ”fraudulent use of her personal rights,
The Sun newspaper reports.
However, the writer argued that the Johansson character was in fact meant as a ”tribute” to her beauty, saying: ”It was meant as the highest praise. She is an archetypal beauty of our times, very human with a touching fragility. She is a wonderful, iconic actress. I was hoping that she might send me flowers because this book is, in a way, a declaration of love.’
‘ He added:
”If I had known she was going to kick up such a racket, I would have picked another actress.” However, Scarlett’s lawyer told the court that the novel presented her as a ”sex object” and that the love affairs detailed in the book never took place.
The twenty nine year old is pregnant expecting her first child engaged to French journalist Romain Dauriac
- sought an injunction to stop the novel being translated or adapted, but that request was thrown out by the court. She also demanded £40,000 in damages but was awarded just £2,000 by the judge.