Tangren Media, which represents Chinese actress Cecilia Liu, 29, has threatened to issue a legal letter to a Taiwanese aesthetic clinic caught using her wedding photo without authorisation to promote its cosmetic procedures.
The portrait of Cecilia and her husband, Taiwanese actor Nicky Wu, 45, wearing traditional wedding clothes was posted on the clinic’s Facebook page, with a caption that read: “Even with chubby cheeks and a full chin, I can still marry (Nicky)!”
In response to Tangren Media’s warning, the clinic’s representatives said: “The photo of Cecilia Liu was pulled from Weibo, and we’ve consulted lawyers, who have assured us there is no infringement of the celebrity’s image rights in this case.”
“But if Cecilia Liu is not agreeable to our use of the image, we could settle it in private. We’ve taken down the Facebook post in question, and we never intended to imply Cecilia Liu has undergone cosmetic procedures.”
Cecilia married Nicky in Bali last month. They registered their marriage in Beijing in early 2015.
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