Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner has filed a lawsuit against Hasbro. Faulkner wants the company to pay her $5 million because it made an inch-tall plastic toy hamster named “Harris Faulkner”.
Faulkner, a six-time Emmy winner who anchors “Fox News Weekend ,” filed suit against Hasbro in August for adding the hamster character to its line of “Pet Pawsabilities” toys. She claims that the hamster with a levitating butterfly hat “willfully and wrongfully appropriated Faulkner’s unique and valuable name and distinctive persona” for Hasbro’s financial gain.
In its motion to dismiss, Hasbro asserts, “a side-by-side comparison of Ms. Faulkner and the Hamster Toy shows that the two bear absolutely no resemblance.”
Hasbro further argues “[t]he Court should not accept Plaintiff’s opinion that the inch-tall hamster toy bears Ms. Faulkner’s resemblance, but instead must conduct its own comparison to determine whether the allegations are plausible as a matter of law.”