Singer Dua Lipa sued for sharing a paparazzi photo.

by Helvine Achieng
July 12, 2021

English singer and songwriter Dua Lipa is being sued after allegedly putting a paparazzi photo of herself on Instagram. According to court documents, Lipa was snapped queuing at an airport in February 2019 and later shared the shot with her fans "without permission or authorization".


On the shared photo, Integral Images states that Lipa profited from the photo. Her Instagram feed acts as a marketing tool for her music. The photograph currently seeks $150,000 (£108,000) damages and has asked for a jury trial.


Lipa posted the photo to her Instagram account on February 7th 2019, about four days after it was taken. The now-deleted picture shows the star standing in line, clutching her airline ticket and passport while wearing an oversize hat,


"I'll be living under big fluffy hats until further notice," she wrote in the caption.


Lipa is not the first star to be sued for sharing paparazzi images of themselves on social media. Gigi Hadid, Liam Hemsworth and Khloe Kardashian have all faced similar cases, while in 2019, both Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber settled complaints brought by photographer Robert Barbera. That same year, Jennifer Lopez was sued by the Splashy News and Picture Agency for posting a photo of herself and Alex Rodriguez to Instagram. The company later voluntarily dismissed the complaint with prejudice.