Katy Perry, best known for her fauxmosexual anthem I Kissed a Girl, is suing a fashion designer with a very similar name.
The 24-year-old is trippin’, as most of her fans know that “Perry” is not strictly her actual name. When she became a star, she reverted from her given name of “Hudson” to her mother’s maiden name, in order to avoid being mistaken for a certain well known actress (Kate Hudson).
Despite the names not even being spelt the same, Perry is throwing her weight around and demanding that designer “Katie Perry” remove her title from her clothing line. The poor mite was served with a cease and desist letter, which in entertainment news circles is known as emergency potty roll as that is all it is good for.
“I got such a huge shock. It really felt like I was being intimidated and bullied into signing everything away,” says Katie, who launched her own loungewear line in Australia two years ago.
“(The letter) asked me to give up the trademark, withdraw sale of my clothes, withdraw any advertising and any websites, and sign that I will not in the future use a similar trademark to Katy Perry. I pretty much burst into tears,” she explains.
“I love my business. I’m not going to give it away without a fight either. I’m not trying to become a singer. I’m not pretending to be her. This is my income. And it’s the livelihood of my contractors as well.” (via Pop Crunch)
Image credit to FZP/ Fame Pictures.