The first of what could be several lawsuits has finally been dropped on Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner. An Los Angeles photographer has filed against the sisters for using his pics of Tupac Shakur on their mind-numbingly dumb t-shirts. The tees featured the girls’ faces and intitals superimposed onto pics of Tupac, the Notorious B.I.G. and classic rock acts like The Doors and Ozzy Osbourne. Michael Miller, who took the photos of Tupac that were used, is now suing Kendall, Kylie and their company.
Michael’s lawsuit alleges that the sisters “misappropriated and wrongfully exploited at least two original photographs of late hip-hop artist Tupac Shakur, slapping the iconic photographs on garments and overlaying them with dubious imagery and text.” It goes on to address how the shirts were put on sale for $125, which is an infringement of his copyright on the images.
According to the filing, Kendall and Kylie “at no times notified Miller that they intended to exploit his photography, let alone obtained his authorization.” The lawsuit also appears to be coming in part because, as the filing says, “Miller at no time sought to associate his work with Kendall or Kylie or any of their companies.” Michael’s legal documents even have a special callout for Kendall, the queen of problematic scandals.