Ariana Grande posted a photo on her Instagram page last year to promote her new album and now she is being sued for it.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a photographer named Robert Barbera claims he took the photo Grande posted on the day her album “Sweetener” came out last year.
The photographer claims Grande did not have permission to use the photo on her Instagram page (which got over three million likes). He also claims the copyright information on the photo was intentionally removed when Grande posted the pic.
The photo in question was posted by Grande on August 17, 2018 and she captioned the pic, “happy sweetener day.”
As The Blast first reported, in the photo, Ariana Grande is holding a clear limited edition Hermès bag that was created over two decades ago in memory of the eight people who lost their lives during the 1995 Paris bombing.
Grande got her vintage tote customized with “Sweetener” written on the side.
The singer has been very vocal about supporting victims of terrorist attacks, especially after she found herself a part of one.
In 2017, a suicide bomber took the lives of 22 people as thousands were exiting Grande’s Manchester show. Back in May, she paid tribute to the victims on the one-year anniversary of the incident and even got a tattoo in their honor.