Jennifer Lopez scored a legal victory in the case over a social media post, days before she is set to take the stage during the Super Bowl Half Time show.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Splash News and Picture Agency have informed the court they are dismissing all claims against the singer.
The document states, “Plaintiff Splash News and Picture Agency, LLC hereby voluntarily dismisses with prejudice the entire action as to all claims asserted against all parties.”
Back in October, Splash News filed a federal lawsuit against Lopez accusing him of copyright infringement. They took issue with her taking a photo they took and reposting it on her social media without paying.
The suit stated, “This is an action for copyright infringement brought by plaintiff, the holder of the copyright to the photograph described below, against defendant for use of plaintiff’s photograph without authorization or permission.”
Splash said they owned the copyright to a photo “depicting Lopez holding hands with her then-boyfriend and now-fiancé Alex Rodriguez while out for breakfast in New York City.”
They continued, “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.”
They added, “Lopez has over 93 million Instagram followers, and her Instagram account is open to the public.”
The agency claims they fired off a legal letter to Lopez in December 2017. The suit said, “But defendant’s unauthorized use harms the existing and future market for the original Photograph. The Instagram post made the Photograph immediately available to Lopez’s tens of millions followers and others, consumers of entertainment news—and especially news and images of Lopez herself, as evidenced by their status as followers of her—who would otherwise be interested in viewing licensed versions of the Photograph in the magazines and newspapers that are plaintiff’s customers.”
They were suing for in excess of $150,000 and an injunction against Lopez from using their work.The legal battle being wrapped up comes as Lopez is set to perform with Shakira during the Super Bowl.
J. Lo is still facing another massive legal battle over “Hustlers.”