Doing some research and came across this. Never heard this happened. A few years ago, radio host Howard Stern ran for governor of New York. An Internet provider, Delphi, used Stern's photograph in an advertisement without his permission, and Stern sued. However, Delphi had used Stern's photograph specifically to advertise an online bulletin board which was established to debate Stern's candidacy. The court found that although Delphi had used Stern's likeness without his permission, the use was permissible because his candidacy was a matter of public interest. Stern v. Delphi Internet Services Corp., 626 N.Y.S.2d 694 (Sup. Ct. 1995).