Kendall Jenner‘s been hit by a $150,000 lawsuit over an Instagram post featuring a video of herself, reports The Blast. Photographer Angela Ma, based in New York and filming the short clip in question, is suing Jenner and her company Kendall Jenner Inc. for copyright violation. Ma said she was taking the video while Jenner was visiting New York City and wasn’t consulted using the clip.
Court records obtained by Complex show that Ma had reported the United States Copyright office with the clip that was released on Sept. 12, 2019. The lawsuit alleges that Jenner knowingly infringed Ma’s copyright, “in disregard of and indifference to Plaintiff’s rights.” Additionally, she is demanding for submitting back the profits from the video Jenner received.
Angela also asks the court to order Kendall to remove the clip from her Instagram page and to account for all the profits she made by posting the video to the runway model. This is not the first time that Kendall has been sued as she has come up in the past in a few cases.
The most recent case she faced was in January of this year, when a TMZ claimed that Kendall and Kylie was reportedly sued for ripping off the lace design in their lingerie line from a business.
Klauber Bros Inc reportedly filed the lawsuit against the youngest daughters of Kris Jenner, claiming that they used their copyrighted designs with a thong and a slip. They alleged that without their permission, the California-based TV stars sold the clothing products on their web site.
Jenner’s case is the latest in a long line of post-based Instagram litigation, with LeBron James being hit back in March with a similar lawsuit. Photographer Steve Mitchell took a photograph of James dunking that he later posted on social media, during which copyright lawyer Richard Liebowitz filed a lawsuit on behalf of Mitchell.
Jennifer Lopez and her production company Nuyorican Productions were also hit last month by New York photographer Steve Sands accusing them of copyright infringement. In both cases, the plaintiffs are demanding up to $150,000 in damages.