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Tara Reid May Have Her ‘Sharknado’ Lawsuit Dismissed

— March 13, 2019

If actress Tara Reid doesn’t file proof of service in the lawsuit she filed against her producers, she risks the entire suit being dismissed.

Actress Tara Reid is at risk if having her $100 million ‘Sharknado’ lawsuit dismissed if she doesn’t take action. The 43-year-old actress had a role in the fantasy thriller franchise and filed a lawsuit “ against producers of the series last December after they used her image on slot machines.” However, recently Reid received a warning from court officials “that she has failed to act in the case.”

According to the notice from the court, Tara has yet to file proof of service, which means “she hasn’t shown she has served the defendants with the lawsuit, and she now has until the end of the month to offer an explanation or the entire case will be dismissed.”

Tara Reid
Tara Reid; image courtesy of Eva Rinaldi via Wikimedia Commons,

When she originally filed her lawsuit, Reid argued her contract with Asylum Entertainment and SYFY Media Productions “did not give the producers the right to use and profit from the use of her image on any branded products from manufacturers of slot machines, gambling products, and beer makers.” The suit further accused the producers of “false endorsement and misappropriation of celebrity likeness.” Reid’s contract also stated she never wants her “face to be used on items related to tobacco or of things of a sexual nature.” As a result of the machines reportedly making millions of dollars off her likeness, her suit is seeking substantial damages. In addition to financial reimbursement, Reid is also demanding an “injunction banning her image from being used on the machines ever again.”

When commenting on the ‘Sharknado’ franchise, Reid previously admitted she thought ‘Sharknado’ “was the stupidest movie ever when she was shown the script.” In fact, she almost turned down the role because the movie concept failed to impress her. At the time, she said:

“I remember when I received the script, I was like ‘This is the stupidest movie I’ve ever read in my life. And I was like, ‘I’m not going to do it as this is just re*****d as sharks are there in LA and taking over Beverly Hills,’ and I thought what a stupid movie.”

In the end, her friends ended up changing her mind and she went on to star in the franchise. She noted, “I was out to dinner with friends and I was telling them about it and they laughed so hard that it hurt. And they were like ‘You have to do this movie, like, it’s so funny. You know, like, it’s so bad that it’s good.’”


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