Gigi Hadid Trashed by Photographers for Criticizing Their Work But Choosing to Profit Off It
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Gigi Hadid Trashed by Photographers for Criticizing Their Work But Choosing to Profit Off It

Gigi Hadid is being ripped by photographers who claim she illegally profited off their work, arguing she has no problem badmouthing the paparazzi … despite regularly using photos she does not own to build up her brand. According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Xclusive-Lee Inc. is fighting back against Hadid’s attempt to get their lawsuit against her dismissed. They sued her for taking a photo they took of her and posting it to her Instagram without paying them. The agency points out the supermodel’s net worth is $20 million and that comes from her countless endorsement deals for Prada, Reebok, Moschino, Tom Ford, Fendi and others. They say she gets those jobs by maintaining her brand and keeping herself in the news by posting on social media. In their docs, they say Hadid’s claims she is a joint copyright holder of the photos because she is the subject is absurd. The agency also takes issue with her disparaging the quality of their photos, saying the images are indeed “highly creative.” They go in on the model for her argument, saying her claim “tests the limits of cynicism because Hadid has gone out of her way to criticize […]

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