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Fox Anchor, Hasbro End Suit Over Toy Hamster With Same Names

Harris Faulkner had sued Rhode Island-based Hasbro in 2015



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    Fox News' Harris Faulkner, left, and Harris Faulkner toy. AP/U.S. District Court

    A Fox News anchor has settled a $5 million lawsuit against Hasbro for a toy hamster that had her name and she claims was designed to look like her.

    Harris Faulkner sued Pawtucket, Rhode Island-based Hasbro in federal court in New Jersey last year. She said a plastic hamster named "Harris Faulkner" that was part of the company's Littlest Pet Shop line wrongfully appropriated her name and persona, harmed her credibility as a journalist and was an insult.

    Hasbro had said the hamster was not named for the anchor.

    Both sides asked for the lawsuit to be dismissed on Wednesday.

    Fox News says in a statement Wednesday the toy is no longer sold and the lawsuit was "settled amicably," although it did not release details.

    Faulkner hosts the show "Outnumbered."

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