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RiRi Replaces Her Lawyer After S&M Lawsuit Progresses

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The lawsuit involving David LaChapelle claiming Rihanna ripped off his work for her S&M video has survived its first test and is moving forward.

A New York federal judge found the themes in her video non-copyright material while the "angles, poses, and lighting" in David's photos are completely protected.

The judge also heard evidence that the storyboards used for her video actually contained his photographs.

So now that the legal matters are proceeding forward, so is Rihanna — but with a different lawyer.

She fired her legal team from New York's Pryor Cashman and replaced them with Paul Kilmer from Holland & Knight.

But it doesn't look like it's going to to go too much further. Talks of a settlement are hot!

[Image via Johnny Louis/WENN.]

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10 comments to “RiRi Replaces Her Lawyer After S&M Lawsuit Progresses”



  1. 1

    Well, she should admit that is a complete rip off and give him credit, isn't that easier? I mean, c'mon, c'mon I like it like it… I mean, c'mon, is a photocopy of his art…



  2. 2

    She fired her legal team because they couldn't get her off the hook for something she seems to be guilty off? If she used his photos for storyboards and didn't pay it's a slam dunk.



  3. 3

    Can't stand her, wish she would go away! She sings through her nose!



  4. 4

    the video and song are trash - oh that's right, I'm talking about a stupid whore.



  5. 5

    Overrated sow.



  6. 6

    omg the video is awesome so who cares he just wants attention

  7. luvu2 says – reply to this


    7

    Due to her humungous ego I'm sure she'll never admit but she MUST regret making this video. It's seemed to have caused her a lot more trouble than it was worth.



  8. 8

    Someone needs to tell her it is not the lawyer that is the problem.. it is the fact that she plain stole the ideas from David L. There is just no way of getting out of this.. it is too obvious..



  9. 9

    BEYAAWWNCE ISNT THE ONLY SWAGGERJACKER… ADD THE LIP SYNCING BITCH RIHANNA TO THE FRAY, LOL.



  10. 10

    Re: April 20th – All True