Rebel Wilson has reached a settlement in the $150,000 legal battle over an Instagram post.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the actress has hashed out a deal with Xposure Photo Agency. They informed the court, “the parties have reached a settlement that will resolve the matter completely. Plaintiff respectfully asks that the Court abate all deadlines so that the parties can memorialize their agreement and file the dismissal.”
Earlier this year, Xposure Photo Agency filed a federal lawsuit against Rebel over photos she posted to her Instagram. The suit accused the actress of copyright infringement.
They claimed one of their photographers took shots of Rebel filming the movie “The Hustle” with Anne Hathaway.
Xposure sold the photos of Daily Mail who published them in April 2018. The agency said Rebel took the photos and plastered them on her social media accounts without permission or paying a dime to license.
The lawsuit pointed out Rebel “has a large number of Instagram followers—over 6.7 million— and her Instagram feed is open and viewable to the public.” The agency said they fired off a cease and desist demanding the photos be removed.
The suit read “Defendant’s theft of plaintiff’s work illustrates the process whereby commercial piracy of content not only deprives the owner of license fees but also destroys the syndication value of the work. Legitimate publications to which Xposure looks to pay syndication fees are unwilling to pay for work that is already widely disseminated on the internet for free by pirates.”
Xposure sued seeking $150,000 in damages plus an injunction prohibiting Rebel from posting their work on her page.
As The Blast previously reported, Rebel isn’t the only celebrity who faced a paparazzi lawsuit. Her costar Liam Hemsworth recently settled a similar case. Donald Trump Jr’s girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, was hit with a federal lawsuit this week by a photographer named Jason Donnelly. He accused Trump Jr’s girlfriend of taking his work and using it to promote her brand without paying him.