Date: 20th September 2002

Cruise And Kidman Reunite To Sue

Now a year on after the showbiz couple went their separate ways, Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise have joined forces to sue a cosmetics company accused of using their images in a joke St. Valentine's Day advert without their consent.

The pair claim that cosmetics chain Sephora USA used their images creating the impression that they "used, preferred, endorsed or sponsored Sephora's products."

The law suit is for $15 million against the chains French owner, Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton. They are requesting that the claim be tripled however because of alleged violations of the Lanham Act, which governs such intellectual property rights as patents, trademarks and copyrights.

Source: Press Release