An Ohio couple is suing author Lacey Noonan, Apple, Amazon and Barnes & Noble for using their engagement photo without permission on the cover of Noonan’s first book in the series, A Gronking to Remember.
The couple claims in an Ohio lawsuit that Noonan, as well as Apple, Amazon and Barnes & Noble, who sold the book online, used the copyrighted photograph without permission, and profited by casting them in a “less than tasteful,” “offensive” light.
“The use of the Plaintiffs image has held them up to ridicule and embarrassment. This outrageous connection has been further aggravated when the book, with the Plaintiffs image, has been reproduced in the media nationwide. The book has been shown as a source of ribald humor on The Tonight Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live as well as being displayed and read before the press at media day for the Super Bowl,” the lawsuit claims.
You can’t really blame the couple for suing. I mean, Noonan somehow got a hold of their picture and used it for her ridiculous novel that no one could possible take seriously. And now this poor couple is going to be associated with that. Forever.