Blink-182 man files suit against beverage company

He claims Rockstar beverages unjustly used his picture

Blink-182‘s former drummer filed a lawsuit against an energy drink company yesterday (January 16), claiming that it wrongfully used his picture.

Travis Barker is alleging that Rockstar beverage’s website published a photo of him “holding a can of one of Rockstar‘s beverages, and identifying him and his endorsement by name” without his consent.

The lawsuit claims that the company unjustly used his photo and image to endorse their product, alleging invasion of privacy, unfair competition and misappropriating his likeness to promote the product, reports the Associated Press.

The lawsuit also claims that Barker is “a prominent figure in the rock music world” and is seeking unspecified punitive damages.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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