Rihanna and David LaChapelle Settle Video Lawsuit


Rihanna


The surrealist photographer is happy with the settlement of the lawsuit where she is accused of using similar images in her video.

All is settled now between singer Rihanna and photographer David LaChapelle who were tangled in a lawsuit about her "S&M" video. LaChapelle asked for $1 million in damages but the final amount paid is not disclosed, NY Post reported. "David is happy with the settlement," the shutterbug's publicist said.

LaChapelle sued Rihanna for copying his provocative pictures in the raunchy scenes of her video. In the lawsuit, he claimed that the video copied his poses, lighting, wardrobe and props. The "pink room scene" in particular is similar to his "Striped Face" photograph.

Manhattan federal Judge Shira Scheindlin said that LaChapelle "successfully alleges" that Rihanna and the video director may have copied his images.

"I like RiRi," LaChapelle said earlier this summer. "This is not personal, it's strictly business. Musicians commonly pay to sample music or use someone's beats and there should be no difference when sampling an artist's visuals."

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Report: Drake Is Actually Gay and His Rihanna Romance Is Fake
  2. Audrina Patridge Shares Sweet Photo of Her Breastfeeding Her Daughter
  3. Did Faith Evans Just Expose Her Vagina in Front of the Crowd? See the Evidence!
  4. Rob Kardashian Tweets Kylie's Number as He Blasts His Family for Snubbing Blac Chyna
  5. North West Serves as Flower Girl at a Wedding and Dances Adorably at the Party
  6. 'Spider-Man' Star Tom Holland Has a Secret Role in 'A Monster Calls'. Get the Details!
  7. Exes Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas Trapped in Elevator for Four Hours. Was It Awkward?
  8. Orlando Bloom and Malin Akerman Have Steamy Threesome on Netflix's 'Easy'
  9. Angelina Jolie Reportedly Turns to Johnny Depp Amid Brad Pitt Divorce
  10. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Do Have a Pre-Nup. So, Who's the Big Winner?

CELEBS PHOTO