Jennifer Lopez is reportedly being sued for $150,000 (£122k), for posting a photo of herself without permission. It has been claimed the ”Waiting For Tonight” singer is being taken to court by Splash New picture agency, after she uploaded a snap of herself and fiancée Alex Rodriguez on her Instagram story.
The image in question showed the 50-year-old holding hands with the athlete as they headed out in New York, back in 2017. According to court documents obtained by E! News and The Blast, the picture agency has stated they are the owner, and hold exclusive copyright for the photo in question, and didn’t give her permission to post it. ‘Plaintiff never licensed the Photograph to defendant. Nevertheless, Lopez used it without authorisation or permission from plaintiff to do so,’ E! reported the documents state. ‘Specifically, Lopez or someone acting on her behalf copied the Photograph and distributed it on Instagram, via the @jlo account, on a story posted November 7, 2017.
‘The Instagram post made the Photograph immediately available to Lopez’s tens of millions followers and others, consumers of entertainment news—and especially news and images of Lopez herself, as evidenced by their status as followers of her—who would otherwise be interested in viewing licensed versions of the Photograph in the magazines and newspapers that are plaintiff’s customers.’