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Entertainment Emily Ratajkowski Hit With $150K Lawsuit For Posting Paparazzi Photo On Instagram

08:35  24 october  2019
08:35  24 october  2019 Source:   etcanada.com

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Model Emily Ratajkowski has been hit with a massive lawsuit over a social media post . According to court documents obtained by The Blast, photographer O’Neil explains he is a professional paparazzi who took a photo of Ratajkowski on the streets in New York. In the photo , she is holding a bouquet

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When are celebrities going to learn that posting selfies on Instagram is perfectly cool, but posting a paparazzi pic of themselves is a surefire way to get sued?

Emily Ratajkowski is the latest star to get hit by a copyright infringement lawsuit for posting a photo of herself, taken by a professional photographer, on social media.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Ratajkowski, 28, and her company, Emrata Holdings Inc., are being sued by paparazzo Robert O'Neil.

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But in Emily Ratajkowski 's case, her pictures are literally worth that and then some. Justin Bieber Is Being Sued for Posting a Photo of Himself. Robert alleges the Cruise star posted his picture to her Instagram Story, which has now expired since Bieber wrote on Instagram in a since-deleted post .

But in Emily Ratajkowski 's case, her pictures are literally worth that and then some. News, O'Neil filed the lawsuit against Ratajkowski in the Southern District of New York, citing IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts .

According to O'Neil's suit, he alleges that Ratajkowski posted a photo he took of her in New York City on her Instagram Story, in which she's carrying a large potted plant, obscuring her face. She captioned the pic, "Mood Forever."

O'Neil claims that Ratajkowski neither licensed the photo nor attained permission or consent to post it on social media to her 24 million followers.

“Defendants infringed Plaintiff’s copyright in the Photograph by reproducing and publicly displaying the Photograph on the Website," states O'Neil's lawsuit. "Defendants are not, and has never been, licensed or otherwise authorized to reproduce, publically display, distribute and/or use the Photograph.”

In the suit, O'Neil is seeking damages of up to $150,000 in addition to all profits that she earned from his photo.

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Ratajkowski isn't the first celebrity to be hit with a similar lawsuit by O'Neil; last month, he sued Gigi Hadid in a near-identical lawsuit after she posted one of the photographer's pics of her ex-boyfriend Zayn Malik on her social media.

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