Celebs who've been sued for posting photos of themselves

LeBron James is the latest

Stars Insider

25/03/20 | StarsInsider

CELEBRITY Paparazzi

The "trend" of celebrities being sued by photographers for posting photos of themselves is in no way slowing down. Now LeBron James is the latest target.

The basketball superstar is being sued by NBA photographer Steven Mitchell, who claimed James posted a photo he took on social media without his permission. Mitchell is now suing for payment, asking for any profit the player made off sharing the photo, or alternatively US$150,000 for each time he used the image.

In recent years, a number of celebrities have been sued in similar circumstances. It may sound bizarre that professional photographers and the paparazzi, who are constantly on top of celebs, are the ones to sue for using their pictures. But social media has added an extra layer of complexity to copyright law, and it's still early days to understand what will happen next.

Various celebrities have been affected by this wave of "copyright trolling," including Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, and Ariana Grande. Click through the following gallery to find out who has been sued over what.

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