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Two time Emmy winner Kathy Griffin has filed a $100,000 lawsuit against some nasty little 'cybersquatters'.

Said squatters nabbed the ownership rights to KathyGriffin.com and the fiery funnylady doesn't like that they're making money off of her name without her permission.

The lawsuit filed said, "The harm to [Griffin] is direct and palpable," and that the site was purposely designed to make viewers "confused into believing that [Griffin] authorizes, sponsors or somehow is affiliated with the…website."

It also went on to say that the squatters have been trading on the reality star's "good reputation and recognizable name for a commercial purpose…and reaping the uncompensated benefit from the unauthorized use of [Griffin's] name and identity."

The suit also says that the owners of the faux Kathy site had offered to sell the domain name to her back in July for $3,500.

Interesting!

Why didn't she buy it????

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31 comments to “Kathy Griffin's Suing Mad”



  1. 1

    I hate
    this loud
    mouth she
    reminds me of
    my wife.



  2. 2

    While she's sueing, perhaps she should sue the hairstylist who created her Emmy 'do.'

  3. Aimee says – reply to this


    3

    I just went to KathyGriffin.com, and the only thing it does is redirects you to her official website. I don't see that damaging her reputation or how they'd make money out of it, unless they've just changed it to that.



  4. 4

    1sttttt!



  5. 5

    zzzzzzzzzzz[[[[[[[[zomeone should zue her]]]]]]]]zzzzzzzzzzzzz
    zzzzzzzz [[[[[[[ 4 talking, showing up, etc. ]]]]]]]]]zzzzzzzzz
    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz I hate her…zzzzzzzzzz boringzzzzzzzzzzz



  6. 6

    meet
    carlos..
    yum
    zzzzz
    zzz
    zz
    z

  7. JK says – reply to this


    7

    Good for her- I hope she prevails!!! I love her, she is hilarious!!!!



  8. 8

    Bill Clinton wants John McCain to win. It was plain the way he talked about him on the View. Bill Clinton, I will always love you.
    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz u da man….dude zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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  9. 9

    It refers you to kathygriffin.net…..why do YOU care Perez? You didn't think J K Rowling had a right to own her own words and characters. You support Joe Biden- a lying plagiarist. You steal other websites photos and news! You should be on their SIDE!!! Not kathy griffin's. Oh wait- she uses gays just like streisand does- treats them like her PETS, call them "her gays" (not funny by the way) so she can get cash out of them. I forgot.



  10. 10

    Kathy Griffin ROCKS, she is funny and smart and oh so great to her people, I say she is a breath of fresh air!



  11. 11

    She should sue because it's illegal to set up a domain in bad faith to force payment for the domain - that's the U.S. Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act.

    And obviously with the new message that's on KathyGriffin.com (go to kathygriffin.net), they know they are in the wrong and won't win the lawsuit.

    Nice try but don't fuck with Kathy Griffin - her lawyers are very well paid and on retainer for a reason.



  12. 12

    An ugly dress.



  13. 13

    You go gurl! Sue the shit out of them!



  14. 14

    Perez provided readers with the link to his source, which clearly states that the owners of the KathyGriffin.com domain have changed the content of the website. Anyone with half a brain can deduce that the change was made after suit was filed. Why? Well because the owners of Trafficz.com are being sued for violating a federal statue. The Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, 15 U.S.C.A. § 1125. The statute protects companies and the individual from having others profit off of their name, so if you create a page that the reasonable person (a legal standard) would look at and be confused at to whether the site is affiliated with that person or product then you are in violation of this statute. Also the statute allows for any available civil remedies, which includes injunctions, monetary awards, and other equitable remedies. plus for all of those people who always freak out over what they perceive as a frivolous suit, every single law is obligated under the federal rules of civil procedure rule 11 and state and local rules not to file a suit that does not have a basis in the law or they face sanctions up to disbarment, so before you comment educate yourself on the topic so you do not cast yourself in the light of a moron and you points carry more weight and likelihood of actually persuading someone



  15. 15

    Wow…. that person that is comment number 14 has alot of time on there their hands or is highly educated about "Cyber right"I am guessing the latter.Any whoooooo … yay for kathy… get that money!!!



  16. 16

    I used to love Kathy, but her show this season was a kringe worthy effort to attract attention rather than genuinely funny. Her career is stuck in the mud.



  17. 17

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    That washed up bitch should just jump in front of a moving train
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  18. 18

    I love kathy griffin i think she is hilaous i hope she WINS!!!!!!!!



  19. 19

    I love kathy griffin i think she is hilaous i hope she WINS!!!!!!



  20. 20

    she's a fucking moron. i can't believe she's suing over this. has to be one of the dumbest fucking things i've heard of in a really long time. as if she's the only person on earth named kathy griffin anyway…



  21. 21

    seems like she woke up on the wrong side of the cage.



  22. 22

    She looks like Ronald McDonald's long lost (and extremely crack addicted) daughter, SON!



  23. 23

    "Good reputation"? That's the funniest thing that's EVER come out of this waste of life. Go get some MORE cosmetic surgery.



  24. 24

    If she had to buy the domain name on all the internets it would have cost her way more than $3500. Bush knows what I am talking about.



  25. 25

    Her .net site doesn't look all that great, lol.



  26. 26

    K.G. ….. I love you, but PLEASE, get a tan. If you're worried about skin cancer, get a fakey tan. You don't have to look orange anymore, they have wonderful products on the market. Other than your ultra pale skin, you are perfect.



  27. 27

    I hope that stupid, ugly bitch gets nada. She will only blow it on more plastic surgery.



  28. 28

    someone needs to keep track of their domain subscriptions a little better….



  29. 29

    You snooze, you lose. If she wanted a website called kathygriffin.com she should have purchased that domain name before anybody else did.

    I love Kathy, but I disagree with her on this one.



  30. 30

    They probably bought that domain in the 90's. she's a little late to the game.

    You aren't entitled to your name simply unless it's a trademark violation. There are actually other people on the planet named Kathy Griffin.

    check out Bo Bice .com lol Get the point?



  31. 31

    They probably bought that domain in the 90's. she's a little late to the game.

    You aren't entitled to your name simply unless it's a trademark violation. There are actually other people on the planet named Kathy Griffin.

    check out Bo Bice .com It used to be a site for a real estate guy named BOB ICE.

    I guess Bob Ice got paid. lol