Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner sues Hasbro over toy hamster with her name

The Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Harris Faulker, a former Fox 4 news anchor in Kansas City who is now an anchor for Fox News, is suing Hasbro for more than $5 million over a toy hamster that shares her name – and possibly even her resemblance.

Harris Faulkner sued the Rhode Island-based toy company this week, saying it has wrongfully appropriated her name and persona with its plastic Harris Faulkner hamster in the “Littlest Pet Shop” line.

Faulkner has been at Fox News for a decade after leaving Kansas City’s Fox 4 in 2000.

She hosts the daytime show “Outnumbered” and anchors a Sunday evening newscast.

A Hasbro spokeswoman says it doesn’t comment on litigation.

Faulkner’s lawsuit says in addition to sharing her name, the toy bears a physical resemblance to Faulkner, including its complexion, eye shape and eye makeup.

The suit says the company’s portrayal of her as a rodent is demeaning and insulting.