He sure gets around (the globe) fast!
[Image via AKM-GSI.]
US District Judge Shira Scheindlin noticed the similarities between LaChapelle's images and those allegedly recreated in RiRi's S&M music video.
However, it wasn't a complete win for the photographer.
The only thing LaChapelle can sue for is copyright violation. The other claims of trade-dress infringement, unfair competition and unjust enrichment were all dismissed.