Katherine Heigl Pharmacy Photo Lawsuit Settled
Actress Katherine Heigl has settled with pharmacy Duane Reade after she accused it of posting a paparazzi photo of her on its social media accounts.
A lawyer for the Knocked Up and Grey's Anatomy star said a deal has been agreed with the Walgree Co-owned chain to resolve the lawsuit, filed in April.
The terms are confidential, but a statement from Heigl's lawyer Peter Haviland called it "mutually beneficial".
The actress had sought at least $6m (£3.6m) in compensatory and punitive damages.
As part of the deal, he said, Duane Reade will make a contribution to a foundation focused on animal welfare.
The foundation was established in 2008 after Heigl's brother was killed in a car accident.
According to the lawsuit, Heigl was photographed in March near a Duane Reade store while she was in New York filming a pilot episode for a new television series.
Duane Reade posted the photo on its Twitter and Facebook accounts with captions advertising the store without her approval, the complaint said.
The 15-page lawsuit cited a tweet that Heigl claimed Duane Reade posted in March.
"Love a quick #DuaneReade run? Even @KatieHeigl can't resist shopping #NYC's favourite drugstore," it said.
Heigl is set to return to television in November in a new series called State Of Affairs, in which she plays a CIA analyst who advises the US president.