The woman who became famous for her Fiji Water photobombing at this year’s Golden Globe awards is now suing Fiji Water.
Model Kelleth Cuthbert is seen here in the background on the golden globes red carpet. She’s wearing a blue dress. That’s actress Jamie Lee Curtis in the foreground.
Fiji Water identified Cuthbert as a Fiji Water brand ambassador. She’s also seen here in a photo of actress Holly Taylor.
Cuthbert, whose real name is Kelly Steinbach, created plenty of buzz the day after the Golden Globes.
But, according to the website The Blast, she’s now suing Fiji Water, claiming the company created a cardboard cutout of her without her permission.
Cuthbert believes she’s generated as much as $12-million of brand exposure and want a cut of that.
She also wants Fiji to stop using the cardboard cutout.
Fiji tells The Blast that the lawsuit is frivolous and without merit.
The company says it negotiated a generous agreement with Cuthbert and she violated it.
Fiji says it’s confident it will prevail in court.