Lisa Rinna is Being Sued by Paparazzi Here’s Why

Lisa Rinna is the most recent Real Housewife of Beverly Hills to be embroiled in a authorized scandal, this time with the paparazzi.

The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star is in sizzling water after a collection of photos had been posted to her instagram web page that includes her and her two daughters. The solely drawback is the images had been owned by paparazzi photographers who aren’t comfortable that Rinna used the photographs with out paying up.

The lawsuit was filed in federal court docket in June by Backgrid, a photograph company, and alleges that Rinna infringed on copyright by posting eight photos (of herself and her two youngsters) to her private Instagram web page.

They are asking for a whopping $1.2 million in damages. Rinna is refusing to pay up

Rinna Thought She Had a ‘Symbiotic Relationship’ With the Paparazzi

“I’ve all the time seen it as a really symbiotic relationship,” Rinna instructed The Los Angeles Times. “It was a part of the sport, if you are going to be on this enterprise. I’ve been good, I’ve by no means fought with them, I’ve by no means run from them. My youngsters grew up with them leaping out of the bushes in Malibu. We’ve had an excellent relationship with the press and the paparazzi. That’s why that is so surprising to me.”

Rinna alleges that Backgrid is barely coming for her as a result of COVID-19 pandemic inflicting successful in revenue. She says resulting from celebrities staying indoors there’s fewer possibilities for the paparazzi to {photograph} them, thus they’re attempting to recoup a few of their monies misplaced.

Lisa Rinna Isn’t the Only Celebrity Targeted by the Paparazzi, Khloe Kardashian Say it ‘Makes No Sense’

In 2018, “Keeping up With the Kardashians” star, Khloe Kardashian says she was additionally focused by the paparazzi and has needed to license photos of herself earlier than posting on her personal social media.
“I’ve to license a few of the photos first,” Kardashian tweeted. “A paparazzi sued me previously for reposting a picture of MYSELF. So now it simply takes me a little bit longer as a result of I’ve to go and license the photographs so they do not get my [money]. Makes no sense.”

Rinna says she understands needing to pay for photos however that the value tag of $1.2 million is simply too excessive. She additionally believes she has “honest use” rights to the photographs, and can argue that in court docket if it will get there.

“I perceive paying a little bit bit,” Rinna mentioned. “But to pay this a lot, it is very exhausting for me to say that is OK. There’s one thing that is not proper about this. Those images are value a lot much less — I imply, it is my youngsters with masks on.”

Many of these kinds of circumstances are settled out of court docket and sometimes with gag orders, so we’ll have to attend and see what occurs right here.


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