Liam Hemsworth Is Facing a $150,000 Lawsuit for Posting a Picture of Himself on Instagram

By | December 17, 2019
  • Liam Hemsworth will possibly be forced to pay $ 150,000 in a lawsuit.
  • He’s getting sued for posting a picture of himself on the set of his movie, Isn’t It Romantic, to his Instagram account.

    Just when it seemed like things were finally getting back to normal for Liam Hemsworth after his earth-shattering split from his ex, Miley Cyrus…the universe is now trying to stop his bag with literally TWO WEEKS left in the year. Sure, he’s been filming his new Quibi television show, Dodge & Miles, and has a brand new model girlfriend that he’s getting serious with, but still, you know?

    E! News just reported that Liam is getting hit with a hefty lawsuit by Splash News and Picture Agency for posting a paparazzi photo of himself to his Instagram account while filming his recent movie, Isn’t It Romantic. And yes, you read that correctly—Liam is getting sued for posting a picture that he himself is in. You can’t make this up!

    According to the documents that E! was able to obtain, Liam is facing copyright infringement because he posted a photographer’s photo without permission, which consisted of a “series of photos depicting defendant Hemsworth performing an outdoor scene on location for production of the film Isn’t It Romantic.” Honestly…wow.

    The lawsuit documents further claim that Liam, or someone that is responsible for his Instagram page, posted said photo to his account on July 15 last year (again, wow), and tagging the Isn’t It Romantic promotional Instagram page.

    “Hemsworth or someone acting on his behalf again posted the Photograph to Hemsworth’s Instagram Story twice on June 20, 2019,” the documents state. “That same day, there was a swipe-up feature on his Instagram story to encourage people to vote for the movie Isn’t It Romantic for the Teen Choice Movie Awards.”

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    Because of these infractions, Liam may possibly have to pay $ 150,000 for copyright infringement. The documents further state that Liam’s intentions were “willful” and “malicious,” which somehow I am finding that very hard to believe!

    “Plaintiff is informed and believes and on that basis alleges that defendant’s acts of copyright infringement, as alleged above, were willful, intentional, and malicious, which further subjects defendants to liability for statutory damages under Section 504(c)(2) of the Copyright Act in the sum of up to $ 150,000 per infringement,” the documents continued. “Within the time permitted by law, plaintiff will make its election between actual damages and statutory damages.”

    Clearly this is a bit of a reach, but hopefully this can be settled quickly enough so that Liam can start focusing on his 2020. He certainly deserves the peace!

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