Campbell Soup Being Sued

Campbell Soup Being Sued John Facenda Jr. is suing Campbell Soup and an advertising firm over a Chunky Chili ad that allegedly misappropriates his late father's voice.

John Facenda Sr. was a prominent Philadelphia broadcaster who long served as the dramatic voice of NFL Films before his 1984 death.

His son charges in a federal court suit that the company spoke to him in May about using a "sound-alike" narrator in radio and television ads this NFL season, but later said they had were changing course.

Campbell's spokesman John Faulkner said the commercial was voiced by a man with a similar, but "not a sound-alike" voice.

The lawsuit seeks a retaping of the commercials with a non-Facenda-like voice, and unspecified monetary damages.


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