Kim Kardashian is being sued by a photographer for sharing a photo he took of her and Kanye to Instagram
24 January 2020 Entertainment
A photographer is suing Kim Kardashian for posting, allegedly without permission, a photo he says he took that shows her and husband Kanye West.
A rep for the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star declined to comment on the lawsuit, which was filed in a New York federal court on Wednesday.
The photographer, Saeed Bolden, claims in his filing that he snapped and owns the copyright to a photo of the couple that the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star posted on her Instagram page in October 2018. In the picture, both stars are smiling as they walk together with a group of people.
The pic Kim used is a black and white version of his image, and the photographer notes in his lawsuit that her post received 2.2 million likes. The U.S. Copyright Office shows that last year, Saeed registered a copyright for an image of Kim that he took in 2018.
Saeed claims in his filing that the reality star “did not license the photograph” from him for her page, nor have his “permission or consent to publish the photograph,” and infringed his copyright in the photograph by reproducing and publicly displaying it.