Cbs - Donna Douglas Settles Lawsuit Over Unauthorised Barbie
The Beverly Hillbillies star Donna Douglas has settled her lawsuit against TV bosses and toy maker Mattel over a Barbie that was created using her character's likeness.
The actress, who played tomboy Elly May Clampett in the long-running U.S. series, launched a legal battle against bosses at CBS Corp. and Mattel Inc. in May (11) after alleging both companies neglected to seek her permission before inking a partnership to make the doll.
She has come to an agreement with the companies' bosses. Her attorney, Philip Shaheen, filed court documents in Louisiana on Tuesday (27Dec11) indicating a settlement had been reached, but the details of the case are being kept under wraps.
According to the Associated Press, the 78 year old originally sought at least $75,000 (Gbp46,875) in damages.