Jennifer Lopez is being sued for copyright infringement by a photo agency regarding a picture of herself she posted on Instagram in 2017, according to a federal lawsuit.
According to the court docs, Splash News and Picture Agency are suing Lopez for $150,000 and claiming that they are the owners and exclusive copyright holders of the photo she shared to her Instagram story two years ago.
In the photo, the “Medicine” singer and fiancé Alex Rodriguez are pictured holding hands while out in New York City.
The photo in question sees JLo and ARod holding hands in New York City.
“Plaintiff never licensed the Photograph to the defendant. Nevertheless, Lopez used it without authorization or permission from plaintiff to do so,” the docs state. “Specifically, Lopez or someone acting on her behalf copied the Photograph and distributed it on Instagram, via the @jlo account, on a story posted November 7, 2017.”
The docs also note Lopez was notified of her infringement “through her representatives” in December of 2017.