If somebody was trying to get a dig in on the Fox News personality, it certainly backfired.
A Fox News anchor has settled a $5 million lawsuit against Hasbro over a plastic toy hamster that shared her name and that she said was designed to look like her.
Harris Faulkner, who hosts the show ‘Outnumbered,’ sued Pawtucket-based Hasbro Inc. in federal court in New Jersey last year.
She said a plastic hamster named Harris Faulkner that was part of the company’s Littlest Pet Shop line wrongfully appropriated her name and persona, harmed her credibility as a journalist and was an insult.
…Faulkner’s lawsuit said the hamster, sidekick to a terrier named Benson Detwyler, bore a physical resemblance to Faulkner’s traditional professional appearance, including its complexion, eye shape and eye makeup design.
…She also found ‘her’ portrayal as rodent to be demeaning and insulting, and that, as a journalist, she is not allowed to ‘endorse products.’
Hasbro eventually settled for an undisclosed amount.