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Singer Dua Lipa Sued for a Second Time for Sharing Paparazzi Photograph


Singer Dua Lipa is going through a lawsuit after she posted a picture of herself on Instagram with out the photographer’s permission, in keeping with a copyright infringement lawsuit.

Lipa, who operates the Instagram account @dualipa, posted a picture by New York-based photographer Robert Barbera that he took of her in July 2018, stories Billboard.

“With out permission or authorization from Plaintiff, Defendant volitionally chosen, copied, saved and displayed every of Plaintiff’s copyright protected Images,” the grievance, written by legal professional Craig Sanders, reads.

The photograph in query exhibits British singer Lipa carrying a black sweater bearing the phrase “HEROES” in giant capital letters whereas out in New York Metropolis. It has since been deleted from the singer’s Instagram.

“With out permission or authorization from Plaintiff, Defendant volitionally chosen, copied, saved and displayed every of Plaintiff’s copyright protected Images,” reads the grievance filed in a US District Court docket in California.

Dua Lipa
Harald Krichel

Barbera is looking for damages and penalties from the income Lipa allegedly makes on her Instagram account the place she advertises her music, model, and enterprise pursuits.

Barbera additionally claims that his makes an attempt to settle the matter with Lipa outdoors of courtroom have been rebuffed after the singer reported “slowed and ultimately stopped” communication with the photographer.

The Second Time Dua Lipa Has Confronted Accusation

In July 2021, Lipa was sued by Integral Photos for copyright infringement after she posted paparazzi photographs of herself on social media. Nonetheless, the lawsuit was dismissed with prejudice in October.

Photographer Barbera has beforehand filed comparable lawsuits in opposition to pop stars, together with Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber. The paparazzi has tried to sue Grande twice after she allegedly shared his photographs on her Instagram account. Each of the Grande instances have been dismissed however Bieber reportedly settled out of courtroom with the litigious photographer.

Final week PetaPixel reported that mannequin and actress Emily Ratajkowski had been sued by photographer Edward Opinalodo for a similar offense of posting a picture of herself on Instagram.

Lipa is presently touring the world following the discharge of her Future Nostalgia album and is using excessive from the success of her new single “Potion” which options each Calvin Harris and Younger Thug.


Picture credit: Header photograph by Harald Krichel, Inventive Commons.



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