A George Clooney doppelganger is brewing up tensions between two coffee companies inIsrael.
Nespresso is suing the Israeli Espresso Club for using an actor with a striking resemblance to the Hollywood star in one of its ads. Clooney is the face of Nespresso. A disclaimer on the screen warns that the actor, silver-haired and carrying what appears to be a Nespresso bag, “is not George Clooney”.
Nespresso Israel said the legal step was taken to “prevent customers from being misled”. It is demanding £35,000 in damages and for the ad be removed. Espresso Club says the tongue-in-cheek ad and the Clooney-esque character were meant to target customers looking for a more “informal” coffee experience.