A paparazzi photographer filed Monday (5/13) a lawsuit against Ariana Grande, alleging the Thank You, Next singer violated copyright law when she posted photos he took of her to her Instagram account, BuzzFeed News reports.
New York-based photographer Robert Barbera photographed Grande last year as she left a building. Grande shared two of those photos to her official Instagram account on Aug. 17.
A screenshot of the post was filed as evidence in court.
"[Grande] infringed [Barbera's] copyright in the Photographs by reproducing and publicly displaying the Photographs on the Instagram Page," he wrote in the lawsuit. "[Grande] is not, and has never been, licensed or otherwise authorized to reproduce, publically [sic.] display distributer and/or use the Photographs."
Barbera is suing for either the profits Grande earned from the photos or $25,000 for each pic.
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Source: BuzzFeed News; photo: Getty Images