In what is becoming a familiar story, yet another celebrity is being sued for posting photos of themselves on Instagram. This time, the celebrity is actress Amy Schumer.
The suit, filed by New York City photographer Felipe Ramales, alleges that Schumer, a well known actress and comedian, posted two photos of herself taken by Ramales on her Instagram account without receiving permission or licensing them. The two images showed Schumer out with her son, Gene, in New York City in November of last year. In the images, Schumer is seen wearing a "Plus Size Brian" sweatshirt, which she sells on her website. As part of the suit, Ramales' attorney alleges that Schumer thus used the images as advertising for the apparel without obtaining permission from Ramales or giving him appropriate compensation.
Claudette LLC, Schumer's company, is also named in the suit, as the complaint alleges that the photos were also published on its website. The complaint requests a trial by jury, monetary compensation, and legal fees. It is just the latest in the seemingly never-ending saga of celebrities being sued for posting pictures of themselves on Instagram.
Lead image by Maryanne Ventrice, used under Creative Commons.