15Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino
Given Jersey Shore alum Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino's unique physique, it should be difficult for his father to profit from his own likeness when his father's physique is so alternatively different (to put it politely). Yet, that's exactly what happened in 2011. Although his dad never
profited from his son's fame by pretending to be him per se, he did manage his own website where he called himself "The Confirmation." The site was laced with Situation-like quips and phrases. The Situation had to put his foot down at one point and demanded his father to stop profiting from his name, likeness, and image. When his dad refused to comply, he threatened to sue. The lawsuit wound up getting dropped when The Confirmation agreed to shut down the site and cough up $5,000 to his son.