Jay-Z is reportedly taking legal action!
As reported on news sources, the rap legend is suing the photographer who shot his Reasonable Doubt cover. The photographer’s name is Jonathan Mannion.
According to court documents obtained by TMZ and Pitchfork, Hov’s lawsuit is over Mannion allegedly “exploiting” Jay-Z’s name and image “without [his] consent.” Hov is seeking “an injunction requiring Mannion and his camp to cease using his name and likeness, as well as ‘compensatory damages, consequential damages, lost profits, and/or disgorgement of Mannion’s profits’ among other damages,” according to the report.
Pitchfork also notes the complaint was filed today (June 15). In a California federal court, it states, “Mannion’s use of JAY-Z’s name, likeness, identity, and persona was, and is, in conscious disregard of JAY-Z’s right of privacy and publicity, and of his exclusive right to control the use and exploitation of his name, likeness, identity, and persona.” The lawsuit says Mannion violated JAY-Z’s common law privacy rights.