August 14, 2012 19:53

Rapper Bow Wow sued by French porn star

Katsuni claims the artist stole pole-dancing footage of her from another music video

The rapper Bow Wow is being sued by a French porn star.

Adult actress Katsuni – real name Celine Tran – is taking the rapper to court after he used clips from another music video which she appeared in, in his own promo for the single 'Drank In My Cup'.

Tran claims that Bow Wow – formerly known as Lil' Bow Wow – used footage from her appearance in a video for French band Electronic Conspiracy and their track 'Conspiracy Strip Club', without her permission. Click above to watch the original video.

Entertainment Law Digest reports that Tran – a former Penthouse cover star – says she takes up over half of the Bow Wow video, which she also claims uses a body double to make it look like she is "engaged in intimate activities" with the rapper.

The lawsuit states: "At no time did plaintiff permit footage of her dance performance in the Electronic Conspiracy music video to be used for any other purpose or in conjunction with any other musician other than Electronic Conspiracy."

Tran is seeking $75,000 (£47,813) plus damages for publicity rights violations, unfair business practices, false association and unjust enrichment.

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