Rebel Wilson sued over Instagram photos

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Actress Rebel Wilson is facing a federal lawsuit for copyright infringement over a series of paparazzi photos she posted on social media.

Officials at Xposure Photo Agency are going after the Pitch Perfect star for allegedly lifting the snaps from the Daily Mail, where they were published in April, 2018, and sharing them on her Instagram page without authorization.

The images in question featured Wilson with co-star Anne Hathaway on the set of their crime comedy The Hustle, and the plaintiffs claim they attempted to have the pictures taken down by firing off a cease and desist notice to the Australian funnywoman in September 2018.

However, they have since been forced to act on the legal threat by taking Wilson to court, and are now suing for $150,000 per infringement, according to paperwork obtained by The Blast.

They are also demanding an injunction banning Wilson from ever posting their photos online to her followers, which total more than 6.7 million on Instagram alone.

Wilson isn’t the first star to face court action over photos shared to social media – her Isn’t It Romantic co-star Liam Hemsworth is dealing with a similar suit from bosses at Splash News and Picture Agency, while model Bella Hadid is caught up in her own legal trouble after posting shots owned by Xposure executives online.

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