Goodfellas’ Ray Liotta Sues Nerium
Hollywood hardman Ray Liotta is taking legal action against a skin care company that is using his famous face to promote its 'age-defying' cream without his permission.
The 59-year-old actor, best known for his lead role in mob drama Goodfellas, claims that Nerium International is promoting its skin care line online by using before and after comparison pictures of him and claiming that he used it for 30 days.
According to Liotta’s federal lawsuit he has never used Nerium AD.
In court documents obtained by TMZ, Liotta states that the company never sought his permission to use his name or likeness.
He is seeking damages from the company as well as a number of investors including Michael Shouhed who stars in the reality show Shahs of Sunset.
Liotta is also demanding that his images be removed from the company's online advertising campaigns.
The lawsuit states…’alleged use and results that are completely fabricated, contrived, and utterly false.’
In the late 80s Liotta starred in hit movies such as Field of Dreams and Something Wild, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe.
Liotta's most famous role is playing Henry Hill in the Martin Scorsese mobster epic Goodfellas alongside Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci.
The actor has appeared in more than 60 feature films spanning over three decades and his next big screen role is in Muppets Most Wanted.
Source: Daily Mail