Katy Perry is the latest in a long line of celebrities to be sued for sharing a paparazzi photo on social media.
According to court documents obtained by the Blast, Perry was hit with a federal lawsuit by photo agency Backgrid after posting a pic of herself dressed as Hillary Clinton for a Halloween party in 2016.
The agency is suing the singer, who shared the snap on her Instagram page on Oct. 29, 2016, for $150,000 for copyright infringement.
Backgrid has reportedly been going back and forth with Perry via her rep several times since July 2017 in a bid to settle the dispute.
The docs state, “Nevertheless, defendants failed to license the Backgrid photograph even after they had express notice that Backgrid was the owner.”
“Defendants used, and continue to use, the photograph without authorization or permission from Backgrid to do so even after being aware of the infringement.”
The likes of Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and Gigi Hadid have also been sued for using paparazzi photos recently.
Grande and Bieber settled their lawsuits, while Hadid’s was dismissed.
ET Canada has contacted Perry’s rep for comment.