People: Jun. 1, 1998

THE RETURN OF...DI-PLOITATION WATCH

It's almost harmonic convergence: a Di-Ploitation Watch item that's also a Feud of the Week! Last Monday Princess Diana's estate and memorial fund filed suit against the Franklin Mint, which began selling porcelain dolls, plates, pennants and rings within days of Di's death. The suit claims that the Mint was denied permission to produce these keepsakes and that despite claims of giving all the proceeds to the Diana, Princess of Wales' Charities, it has "never donated a penny to the fund." On Friday the Mint retorted in a press release, saying, "This lawsuit must be a mistake,"...

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