Boston Celtics star Terry Rozier, who goes by the nickname of "Scary Terry," has been selling shirts and sweatshirts that feature the infamous Ghostface mask from the Scream franchise.
As reported by The Blast, Fun World costume company claims they are the original designer of the “Ghost Face Mask,” and officially licensed it for use in the slasher film and other movies. Fun World says, as a result of the Scream flicks, the “Ghost Face Mask has become widely famous and remains a popular Halloween costume mask.”
According to the site, Fun World says the Boston Celtics player is using their design and copyright without permission, claiming he has, “adopted the Ghost Face Mask design as his own mascot and paired the design with his alter ego “Scary Terry.”
Fun World accuses Rozier of ripping off their work and making a profit, and are suing for unspecified damages plus $150,000 per infringement.
They also want an injunction prohibiting the NBA star from continuing to sell the ‘Scary Terry’ merchandise.
On a side note, "Scary Terry" is also the name of a character in the Adult Swim show "Rick and Morty."