The Hells Angels are going to war with MTV … and one of the network”s biggest stars … who allegedly STOLE the motorcycle club”s famous death head logo and plastered it on t-shirts.
The man at the center of the controversy is “Fantasy Factory” star Rob Dyrdek … who owns the “Young & Reckless” clothing company.
The Hells Angels are suing Rob”s company and MTV — claiming Y&R designed and sold a bunch of t-shirts that “bear a design confusingly similar to the [flaming skull logo]” … and they never asked for permission.
In the suit, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, HA claims the logo has great commercial value … because of its “very widespread public recognition” which evokes “strong and immediate reactions whenever used.”
The Angels claim Dyrdek”s actions have caused “substantial damage” to the biker club … and believe MTV violated their rights by broadcasting the stolen logos on “Fantasy Factory.”
The Angels are seeking unspecified damages. Calls to MTV and Rob Dyrdek have not been returned.