Khloe Kardashian Sued For Instagram Photo
Khloe Kardashian has been slapped with a lawsuit seeking up to $175,000 for posting an unauthorized photo of herself on Instagram.
Xposure Photos sued the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star for a pic they snapped of her and Kourtney Kardashian exiting the Komodo restaurant in Miami.
Khloe Kardashian shared the pic, snapped by photog Manual Munoz, with her 66.8 million Instagram followers on September 14, 2016.
Xposure is seeking up to $150,000 in damages for "willful, intentional, and malicious" copyright infringement. The agency is also seeking up to an additional $25,000 in damages for the "unauthorized alteration or removal of copyright information" by having
their agency credit digitally removed from the image.
According to the complaint, Xposure also accuses the "Revenge Body" host and ten members of her social media team of undercutting their potential profits.
"Kardashian's Instagram post made the photograph immediately available to her nearly 67 million followers and others, consumers of entertainment news - and especially news and images of Kardashian herself, as evidenced by their status as followers of Kardashian - who would otherwise be interested in viewing licensed versions of the photograph in the magazines and newspapers that are plaintiff's customers," the lawsuit read.
In addition to damages, Xposure is seeking an injunction plus profits lost due to the infringement.