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NEW YORK Aug 27 Actress Katherine Heigl and
Duane Reade have come to an agreement in a lawsuit accusing the
New York pharmacy of improperly posting to its social media
accounts a paparazzi photograph of her leaving one of its
A lawyer for Heigl, who starred in the film "Knocked Up" and
television show "Grey's Anatomy," confirmed Wednesday a deal was
agreed with the Walgreen Co -owned chain to resolve the
lawsuit, filed in April in New York federal court.
The terms are confidential, but a statement from Heigl's
lawyer Peter Haviland called it "mutually beneficial."
As part of the deal, he said, Duane Reade will make a
contribution to a foundation focused on animal welfare,
established in 2008 after Heigl's brother was killed in a car
According to the lawsuit, Heigl was photographed in March
near a Duane Reade store while she was in New York filming a
pilot episode for a new television series.
Duane Reade posted the photo on its Twitter and Facebook
accounts with captions advertising the store without her
approval, the complaint said.
The 15-page lawsuit cited a tweet that Heigl claimed Duane
Reade posted in March. "Love a quick #DuaneReade run? Even
@KatieHeigl can't resist shopping #NYC's favorite drugstore," it
The lawsuit sought at least $6 million in compensatory and
Representatives for Walgreen did not immediately respond to
a request for comment.
Heigl is set to return to television in November in a new
NBC series, "State of Affairs," in which she plays a CIA analyst
who advises the president of the United States.
(Reporting by Nate Raymond in New York; editing by Gunna