Jennifer Hudson sued by NYC photographer for allegedly stealing photograph

A New York photographer has sued actress Jennifer Hudson and her firm for allegedly ripping off his photograph and posting it to social media.

Fernando Ramales snapped the “Dreamgirls” star sporting an iridescent pink blazer and thigh-high stilettos, in line with a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Manhattan federal courtroom. A information web site purchased the picture and ran a narrative Dec. 21, 2019.

A couple of days later, the identical {photograph} was posted on Hudson’s Instagram web page with the watermark scrubbed, subsequent to the caption, “Me strolling out of 2019 into 2020 like ….simply as grateful as I might be ! Thank u Lord for all you’ve achieved for me ! I hope u all discover your pleasure within the new yr !” The put up, which has garnered 31,965 likes, stays on the positioning.

Ramales desires as much as $175,000 plus attorneys’ charges for the alleged copyright infringement.

“Increasingly celebrities are utilizing social media to succeed in out to their followers to advertise their model through the use of images,” stated Ramales’ lawyer, Richard Liebowitz. “However Ms. Hudson and her firm didn’t get the correct permissions to make use of the {photograph}, they usually additionally cropped out the photographer’s watermark figuring out him because the copyright holder. You merely can’t try this.”

Hudson’s rep didn’t instantly return a request for remark.

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