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Aunt Jemima, has been the face of some of the most popular Quaker Oats products for more than a century. But according to Aunt Jemima's family, the nationally known image was stolen. D.W. Hunter,great-grandson of Anna Short Harrington whose likeness allegedly became "Aunt Jemima"  filed a class action lawsuit for a whopping $2 billion on behalf of all of Harrington's great grandkids. The suit is filed against Quaker Oats, its parent company Pepsi Co. and all related subsidiaries. Hunter alleges that "the companies conspired to deny that Harrington had been an employee of Quaker Oats, all the while exploiting her image and recipes for profit, while refusing to pay an 'equitable fair share of royalties' to her heirs for more than 60 years." The lawsuit also claims that the Quaker Oats company lied about having employment records acknowledging Harrington worked for them, even after the company was sent a death certificate that listed the company as Harrington's employer. Quaker Oats told the Chicago Tribune it does not believe the lawsuit carries any merit at all.

TOP 10: BRAND ICONS OF ALL TIME

 

1) RONALD McDONALD- McDONALDS RESTAURANTS 

2) THE MARLBORO MAN- MARLBORO CIGARETTES

3) THE GREEN GIANT- GREEN GIANT VEGETABLES 

4) BETTY CROCKER- BETTY CROCKER FOOD PRODUCTS

5) THE ENERGIZER BUNNY - EVEREADY ENERGIZER BATTERIES 

6) THE PILLSBURY DOUGHBOY- PILLSBURY FOODS

7) AUNT JEMIMA- AUNT JEMIMA PANCAKES & SYRUPS

8) THE MICHELLIN MAN- MICHELLIN TIRES

9) TONY THE TIGER- KELLOGG'S SUGAR FROSTED FLAKES 

10) ELSIE THE COW- BORDEN DAIRY PRODUCTS 

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