Reese Witherspoon Sued for Dress Giveaway to Teachers During Pandemic
If you follow GimmieFreebies.com, then you may recall this freebie. Because, earlier this year we shared that Reese Witherspoon was giving 250 Dresses to Teachers. Now, a class action lawsuit has been filed against Ms. Witherspoon, alleging that it wasn’t clear there were only 250 to be given.
Because we research every offer before sharing, our headline actually specifically said there were 250 dresses to be given away. However, some didn’t realize there were so few. Of course, even if there are only 250 ‘prizes’ is it still reason to sue? A gift is a gift, or is it?
Legal Heat for Witherspoon
TMZ reported that there’s been a class action lawsuit filed against Reese’s clothing brand, Draper James. To summarize their story: this is “the ultimate case of no good deed goes unpunished.”
TMZ reported that the plaintiffs say the offer didn’t make it clear Draper James only had 250 dresses to give away.
So instead, according to the lawsuit, the nearly 1 million teachers who provided their personal info were entered into a lottery with a slim chance of winning … when they all believed they were getting free dresses.
The women suing point out that the total cost of the 250 dresses to be given away would only come out to an “estimated paltry $12,500 in actual cost” to Reese and her company … “at a time when other individuals of [Reese] Witherspoon’s renown were offering millions of dollars to COVID-19 victims.”
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One of my pet peeves about how people see us ‘freebie lovers’ is that they think we are freeloaders. I can speak only for myself and my fans when I say: we are not. However, a lawsuit like this does reflect badly in some people’s eyes.