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News reporter alleges Mattel stole her likeness for special Barbie doll

A former broadcast journalist claims that Mattel stole her likeness for its news anchor Barbie doll.Olivia Mancuso was a television reporter for five years before eventually making a career switch. In 2017, Mattel announced a new range of Barbie dolls for its 60th anniversary including a news anchor version of the iconic toy. Mancuso, who was still working as a reporter at the time, tweeted about how she thought the doll looked like her during the initial launch. But in July she remade the claim on TikTok. “In January of 2017, I wore this outfit, a purple dress, a blue necklace and nude heels — thought nothing of it. Until 11 months later,” Mancuso says in the clip. She explained that her friend sent her a photo of the reporter Barbie after thinking i...