Unauthorized leakage of celebrity nudes is not so new, especially now that it is so easy to repost and share files online. The latest casualty is Justin Bieber, whose photos have been making rounds on the Internet since Wednesday. Read on to know more about the moves Bieber’s camp is making.
Accorting to MTV, the “Baby” hit maker’s legal team is not pleased with the New York Daily News publishing nude pictures of the singer on Wednesday. The Biebs’ camp is threatening legal action as a consequence.
The images were captured while the pop star was on holiday in Bora Bora with Jayde Pierce. His privates were censored but as notorious as the interwebs is, it did not take long for the original versions to surface.
The 21-year-old’s legal reps from Myman Greenspan Fineman Fox Light LLP directed a cease and desist order to the publication, stressing the abrupt removal of the photos from its website and compliance within 12 hours of receipt.
Aside from confirming that the images are in fact, of Bieber, his camp also states that the New York Daily News’ publication of the photos is a defilement of the singer’s promotion and privacy privileges. According to the legal document, the photos also infringe on the singer’s trademarks.
“We recently became informed that your company has obtained and is distributing unauthorized photographs of our Client including images showing him without clothing,” according to the letter acquired by The Hollywood Reporter.
The photo agency accountable for the photos contends that there was no foul play. In a dialogue with The Independent, FameFlyNet UK declared that there is “no invasion of privacy” in the case.
Of course, Bieber is definitely not the first personality to try and control unapproved leakage of images or footage. A recent case is that of Hulk Hogan, who has slapped Gawker with a $100 million case over his sex tape.
Photo Source: Instagram/justinbieber