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An Italian woman who has the same name as a character on the hit British preschool series Peppa Pig is suing London-based animation studio Astley Baker Davies for €100,000 ($125,000).

The woman, Gabriella Capra, 40, claims that she was “teased and made an object of scorn” after a Peppa Pig episode featured a character named Gabriella Goat. In the Italian version, the character introduces herself as Gabriella Capra because the Italian word for goat is “capra.”

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The group behind the lawsuit, Italy’s national foundation of consumers (NFC), has stated that it will donate any money it receives from the case to “voluntary associations looking after abandoned children.”

[via The Guardian]

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