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8/29/2005 5:09:02 PM
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Male model Tyson Beckford is suing Sean "Diddy" Combs for breach of contract and copyright infringement.
The former face of Sean John is seeking $5 million in damages, stating that once his contract ran out, Diddy failed to renew and continued to use his image and likeness as the face of Sean John without permission.
"What we have here is a blatant case of wrong doing on behalf of Mr. Combs and Sean John," Kenneth Montgomery, Beckford’s attorney stated. "They willfully continued to use Mr. Beckford's image without permission because he become known as the face of Sean John."
According to Montgomery, several attempts had been made by Beckford in order to settle the matter before he pursued legal action.
“My client reached out to Mr. Combs several times before coming to my firm,” Montgomery said. “His manager Beth Ann Hardison also contacted him to seek a resolution. They were no heard."
A trial date is set for February 6th, 2006 at the Southern District Court of New York.
Representatives for Combs declined comment for legal reasons.
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