Rihanna Phucks Up Topshop In High Court, Sends Haters To The Left Over Impostor T-Shirt

Rihanna has triumphed over retailer Topshop in the British High Court, defeating the high-street stalwart in a lengthy legal battle over the unauthorised use of her bad gal image on a t-shirt. Number of phucks given at last count: zip, nup, nada, none.
Topshop began selling the litigious t-shirt in March of last year – which features an unlicensed photograph taken during the filming of the ‘We Found Love’ music video – and have been sitting here pretending they bout day life ever since. Earlier this year it was revealed that Rih was suing parent company, Sir Phillip Green’s Arcadia Group, for a cool $5.6 million after it surfaced that Topshop offered Rihanna $5,000 and said “they don’t care.”
Rihanna, who has an exclusive endorsement deal and has designed capsule collections for direct competitor River Island, took the issue to the High Court under her trill name Robyn Rihanna Fenty, where her lawyers argued that the retailer had been frontin’, duping “a substantial number” of shoppers into buying the garment. High Court Judge Birss overnight ruled in favour of Rihanna after a four day hearing, finding “that Topshop’s sale of this Rihanna T-shirt without her approval was an act of passing off.”
According to Reuters, financial damages have not been determined. Topshop maintain they are “surprised and disappointed” by the verdict, claiming that there was no evidence of actual consumer confusion besides the general state of bewilderment experienced by people prone to wearing clothing bearing Rihanna’s likeness. 
You can pick one up for yourself here.
via Reuters
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