LOS ANGELES (CN) – Celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton posted unauthorized pictures of supermodel Kate Moss’ half sister, a fashion photographer claims in Federal Court.
Through her eponymous London-based company, Andrea Carter-Bowman says at least five of the pictures she snapped of 14-year old Charlotte “Lottie” Moss appeared on cocoperez.com – the fashion-focused sister blog to perezhilton.com.
“On information and belief, defendants herein have driven massive traffic to their web properties in part due to the presence of the sought after and searched-for celebrity images,” Carter-Bowman says. “All of this traffic translates into significant ill-gotten commercial advantage and revenue generation for defendants as a direct consequence of their infringing actions.”
Carter-Bowman wants at least $750,000 in damages for copyright infringement from Hilton, whose real name is Mario LaVandeira. She is represented by Marc Williams with One of Newport Beach, Calif.
Hilton’s attorneys said they are aware of the lawsuit.
“It is completely without merit and we intend to vigorously defend against it,” attorney Bryan Freedman with Freedman & Taitelman told Courthouse News.