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06/08/2013 01:56 pm ET

Scarlett Johansson Sues French Publisher For Unauthorized Use Of Her Name

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Scarlett Johansson is suing a French publisher for the unauthorized use of her name in a best selling book, "The First Thing We Look At."

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 28-year-old actress has filed a lawsuit against JC Lattes seeking compensation and damages for "breach and fraudulent use of personal rights,” as well as a ban on “future transfer of rights and adaptations of the book.”

The novel, which was published in March, centers around a mechanic who meets a woman who he believes is Johansson, but is actually revealed to be a look-alike named Jeanine Foucaprez.

The book's author, Gregoire Delacourt, was "stunned" by the lawsuit, and told French newspaper Le Figaro that his book "corresponds with the fantasies of our times," adding that the male lead in the novel is compared to Ryan Gosling. "All these famous people live with us. But I wrote a book of fiction. My character is not Scarlett Johansson, it is Jeanine Foucaprez!”

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