Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Sandra Bullock sued over toy watches

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock is at odds with ToyWatch USA, the company which promoted a watch with her unauthorised endorsement, according to court filings.

The actress filed a lawsuit against ToyWatch USA in March 2012.

According to TMZ, the firm holds an insurance policy that could cover damages if they lose the case.

ToyWatch and their insurers are now pushing for a judgement in new court filings.

"The insurance company doesn't want to wait until Sandra's case runs its course, so it filed legal docs today against Sandra, asking a judge to decide if they're on the hook in case Sandra wins," the website reports.

In Sandra's original filings, the actress claimed executives at ToyWatch USA had attached her name to a diamond-encrusted white band watch without her permission.

The Oscar-winner reportedly wore the timepiece in 2009 drama The Blind Side.

"[The plaintiff] will not voluntarily appear in print or other media for a company or product unless she carefully selects and believes in the company and product, and unless the compensation she receives is commensurate with the value of the exploitation of her name, image, identity, and persona," court documents obtained by The Hollywood Reporter read in part.

Sandra is seeking unknown monetary damages in the case.

A spokesperson for ToyWatch USA has yet to offer public comment on the most recent filing.

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