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'Downton Abbey'-Inspired Jewelry Looks Cheap, Gets Sued


Don't mess with the Dowager Countess' baubles.

I'm surprised it took this long for there to be some Downton Abbey shadiness, but here we go. Apparently PBS was trying to hock some busted, knock-off jewelry based loosely on the accessories worn by the highfalutin gals on my favorite fictional English estate. Well, this marketing deal was not approved of by the creator of the show, Julian Fellowes, nor Carnival Films, the company behind the breakout hit show. Obviously, you can't try and make a buck off the Crawleys without their express approval, and you know that the Dowager Countess just won't stand for these trash-tastic imitations parading around with her family's name attached. I mean, [SPOILER ALERT], she's been kind enough to forgive Mary for tramping around with foreigners, but this, my friends, is too far. PBS can expect legal documents delivered to their attention, courtesy of Matthew Crawley.

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