The photographer is saying the retail store used an image of his without permission.
The retail store used the image to make a women’s sweater with his face in the Oakland Raiders logo and a men’s T-shirt with the same design.
Hoelck is also suing clothing company Control, who designed a similar shirt.
He says that he sent a letter to both companies in June demanding that they stop selling the T-shirts, but neither complied, so he is taking them to court for the profits from the products.
Forever 21 released the women’s sweater, along with other N.W.A-inspired clothing, in 2013 and after receiving criticism for the collection, took the items off the shelves, according to Huffington Post.
A men’s version of the T-shirt is still up on the Forever 21 website, but is sold out.