Kim Kardashian has filed a $10 million Lawsuit against photo editing app iHandy’s Sweet Cam app. According to court documents, Kim is suing iHandy for using her photos in its advertising campaign without paying her.
Kardashian recently filed papers against iHandy and Taplogic in the Superior Court of California in Los Angeles, seeking at least $10 million in damages.
iHandy allegedly claimed it did not know the woman in the Instagram photo was Kardashian. The suit states: “Defendants incredulously and ridiculously feigned ignorance and assert that, of the billions upon billions of photographs on the Internet and Instagram, they didn’t know that the one photo they pilfered and featured…. is a popular photo of Kardashian that she had posted to promote her makeup beauty line, i.e, a photo of one of the most famous and recognizable women in the world.”
The suit adds: “Even after notice of the infringement, iHandy continued exploiting Kardashian’s image and persona, and even threatened to go after Kardashian should she advance claims to protect her rights.”
The app offers “perfect selfies with professional beauty and body retouch tools, including face life, smooth, concealer, slim and more.”
iHandy is a mobile app developer that operates in Hong Kong and also has offices in California.
Co-defendant Tapologic is also named as a mobile app developer that is based in Delaware but does business in California, according to the lawsuit.