Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner and Hasbro have decided to play nice with each other.
Faulkner has settled her $5 million lawsuit against Hasbro over a toy hamster that bore the same name as her, according to a joint statement issued by Faulkner and Hasbro on Wednesday.
“Harris Faulkner and Hasbro are pleased to report that the lawsuit filed by Ms. Faulkner last year has been settled amicably,” the statement read.
Faulkner filed suit last year, claiming that the company was making unauthorized use of her name for the toy, which she said also bore a physical resemblance to her.
“In addition to its prominent and unauthorized use of Faulkner’s name, elements of the Harris Faulkner Hamster Doll also bear a physical resemblance to Faulkner’s traditional professional appearance, in particular tone of its complexion, the shape of its eyes, and the design of its eye makeup,” the suit claimed, adding that such a portrayal is “demeaning and insulting.”
Hasbro denied that the toy was named for Faulkner and claimed that there was no resemblance between the news anchor and the toy, which is no longer being manufactured or sold.
While the terms of the settlement were not disclosed, the statement asserted, “Ms. Faulkner reiterates that she has not endorsed or approved this product.”