Hulk Hogan settles lawsuit with cereal company over ad that featured a blond-haired wrestlerBy AP
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Hulk Hogan settles lawsuit over cereal ad
TAMPA, Fla. — Hulk Hogan no longer has a beef with Cocoa Pebbles.
The wrestler sued the cereal maker Post Foods LLC in May, claiming his likeness was being used in an ad without his permission. The St. Petersburg Times reported Wednesday that the suit had been settled.
Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, took issue with a “Cocoa Smashdown” TV ad featuring a blond-haired wrestler with a championship belt and mustache that resembled Hogan.
Hogan’s attorney, Joseph W. Bain, wouldn’t disclose the terms of the settlement, but says the commercial is no longer being aired and the lawsuit has been dismissed.
Information from: St. Petersburg Times, tampabay.com
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