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Kendall Jenner countersues a photographer who’s trying to sue her a SECOND TIME for a Kendall + Kylie clothing line mishap.
The drama surrounding those 2Pac and Biggie shirts has reared its ugly head again.
It all started when the Kendall + Kylie clothing brand released shirts last year, that used photographs of famous bands and musicians, such as Ozzy Osbourne, Jim Morrison, Metallica, 2Pac, and Biggie. Not only did the Kendall + Kylie brand USE the iconic images — the T-shirts also had Kendall and Kylie’s faces superimposed on top of the featured artists. Unsurprisingly, the reaction to the T-shirts was NOT POSITIVE, to say the least…
Many fans were angry and offended by Kylie and Kendall’s use of the musicians’ images — especially since their clothing brand did NOT get permission to use them. Biggie’s mom Voletta Wallace even got in on the outrage, sharing a picture of one of the shirts on her Instagram page, along with the caption QUOTE, “I am not sure who told Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner that they had the right to do this. The disrespect of these girls to not even reach out to me or anyone connected to the estate baffles me. I have no idea why they feel they can exploit the deaths of 2pac and my Son Christopher to sell a t-shirt. This is disrespectful, disgusting, and exploitation at its worst!!!”
Two photographers ALSO got wind of their famous photographs being used on the Kendall + Kylie shirts, which lead to a copyright infringement lawsuit. The Kendall + Kylie brand called the suit “baseless”, and claimed that only two of the shirts had been sold before the line was pulled.
Kendall apologized for the mishap, and made sure the shirts were removed from her online store, but that apparently wasn’t good enough for photographer Al Pereira. Despite Kendall dropping the line, he still sued her for $25,000 dollars for using his Biggie photo. BUT he later dropped that lawsuit, so it seemed that this whole mess was behind the Jenner sisters once and for all.
Until, that is, last week — when the photographer decided to REFILE his lawsuit against Kendall again.
The photographer’s NEW lawsuit is going after Canada Inc. — the company that makes the Kendall + Kylie shirts. Kendall’s team quickly fired back at the suit, calling the photographer’s lawyer “a troll”, and alleging that he’s notorious for filing copyright infringement lawsuits to make a quick buck.
In response to the new suit, Kendall’s company is counter-suing photog Al Pereira for $22,000, to cover HER legal fees for defending what her team is calling “a frivolous” lawsuit.
All in all, it sounds like this whole lawsuit and countersuit thing is nothing more than a nuisance to Kendall and her team, and we’re pretty confident that it won’t slow her or any of her many business ventures down. And as long as she doesn’t superimpose her face on top of any more musicians without permission, this is probably one nuisance she won’t have to deal with again.
Alright guys now I wanna know what you think of this whole legal mess Kendall has found herself in–do you think she SHOULD have to pay the photographer the $25K for using his images in the first place, or do you think she’s making the right move in counter-suing, since she pulled the shirts the moment the issue came to her attention? Let me hear all your thoughts and feelings in the comments below, and after that click right over here to check out how Kylie and Travis celebrated Stormi’s first Easter. Trust me, it’s the most adorable thing you’ll see all day. Thank you guys so much for watching, and don’t forget to hit that subscribe button for more News Feed! I’m your host Renee Ariel and I’ll see you next time!
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