Victoria Beckham has been slammed with a federal lawsuit, accusing her of stealing from another artist.
According to court documents, a photographer named Felipe Ramales is accusing Beckham of ripping off his work.
He states, “This action arises out of Defendant’s unauthorized reproduction and public display of a copyrighted photograph of singer and fashion designer Victoria Beckham, owned and registered by Ramales, a New York-based professional photographer.”
The suit explains, “Ramales photographed singer and fashion designer Victoria Beckham” and obtained copyright.
He claims Beckham took the photograph (of herself) and ran it on her Instagram story. He claims she used it to promote her fashion business.
The photographer states, “Defendants did not license the Photograph from Plaintiff for its Instagram Story, nor did Defendants have Plaintiff’s permission or consent to publish the Photograph on its Instagram Story.”
By Damilola Faustino