Jessica Simpson Sued For Sharing Paparazzi Image
Los Angeles Daily Journal, January 25, 2018
Simpson joins the likes of Khloe Kardashian and Tom Holland, who face similar lawsuits
Glen A. Rothstein, founding partner of Rothstein Law APC not involved in the case, said the lawsuit was reminiscent of similar filings against model Khloe Kardashian and actor Tom Holland.
“As social media evolves, there’s more and more ways and avenues for people to promote themselves, Rothstein said. “People are trying to find ways to not have to pay for things, so they are going to push the envelope to see what they can get away with. Or maybe they are not aware.”
Rothstein emphasized a common theme in such lawsuits is that “what really angers publications and photographers is when the images are usurped and no credit is given to the license holder,” Rothstein said. “Where celebrities and athletes need to be careful, and the counsel I give to all of my clients, is that just because it’s you doesn’t mean you have a right to use the picture.”