Elly May Clampett, Donna Douglas, settles Barbie lawsuit
The lawsuit sought at least $75,000. It has been settled out of court, but details of the amount of the settle are being kept confidential, reports the AP.
The comedy, about the black gold-findin' Clampett family that moved to Beverly Hills, ran on CBS for nine seasons, with Douglas playing Elly May in all seasons. She claimed CBS and Mattel needed her approval for the doll, but the network and toymaker claimed they didn't need her approval because CBS holds the exclusive rights to the character.
We hypothesized when the lawsuit was filed that perhaps the doll was modeled after Erika Eleniak ...