Kim had post this romantic photo back in October 2018, where she was looking affectionately at Kanye while he smiled. She titled the photo “We got love” – and it was loved by fans as it received a staggering 2.2 million likes.
The photo was taken at the release party of album ‘Nas, which was produced by Kanye.
Photographer Saeed Bolden claims that he owns the right to Kim’s photo
Photographer Saeed Bolden says since he captured the photo, he owns the copyright to it. TMZ obtained the lawsuit that he has filed in the New York federal court, and it says that he never gave her any permission to use the photo and she didn’t pay him either.
He says he is suing Kim for any profits that she made by using the picture, and also demands her to pay up for punitive damages that she has caused him. Although Bolden doesn’t name a price on how much he wants Kim to pay him.
He also wants a jury trial of Kim Kardashian
His lawsuit claims that Kim has been willfully, intentionally, and purposefully, and in disregard and indifferent to his rights.
He demands not only the profits she made from the photo, but also the attorney’s fees and costs. He also demands a jury trial of Kim Kardashian.
Saeed is also suing Kim’s fashion brand Skims Body
He’s also suid Kim’s fashion line Skims Body, because it shares the Instagram account of Kim Kardashian – although the brand’s Instagram account never posted the photo.
Earlier, Kim’s sister Khloe and Kourtney were also sued
Earlier in 2017, Kim’s sister Khloe Kardashian was also sued by a photographer in a Los Angeles federal court. The photographer claimed that he took the picture of Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian when they were leaving David Grutman’s Komodo restaurant in Miami – and she used the picture on Instagram without asking his permission.
The two parties later reached a settlement, although the amount of settlement was never disclosed.
Paparazzi have been suing many other uber-famous celebrities
In the last few months many famous celebrities like Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, and Gigi Hadid have been sued by many different paparazzi for posting their own pictures on their Instagram accounts.