Fox News Anchor Sues Over Toy Rodent She Says Stole Her Likeness

News & Views | Gerren Keith Gaynor | 09/03/2015 | 10:45 AM EDT

Harris Faulkner files $5 million lawsuit against Hasbro

Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner isn't too happy about a Hasbro toy hampster she says stole her likeness and her namesake.

The on-air beauty filed a $5 million lawsuit against the toy company over its "Little Pet Shop" 2014 line that micmiced the six-time Emmy-winning reporter's "traditional professional appearance."

The suit says there are similarities between Faulkner and the toy in terms of "complexion, the shape of its eyes, and the design of its eye makeup," claiming identity theft. 

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Hasbro reportedly sold the toy alongside a terrier named Benson Detwyler despite Faulkner demanding they stop using her name. The company has stopped selling the toy directly, however, it's still available via various third-party stores.

Hasbro spokeswoman Julie Duffy declined to comment on the pending litigation, but took issue with Harris' suit questioning the safety of the "Littlest Pet Shop" line, reports the Huffington Post.


"The Littlest Pet Shop product identified, and all products in the Littlest Pet Shop line, meet and exceed all safety standards," she said.

(Photos from left: Mike Coppola/Getty Images, Courtesy Hasbro)

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