Rihanna Settles Plagiarism Lawsuit Over ‘S&M’ Video

Rihanna has settled a lawsuit with photographer David LaChapelle, after he accused her of copying his work for her controversial “S&M” music video.

LaChapelle sued the “We Found Love” singer earlier this year for $1 million in damages, claiming she stole scenes “directly derived” from some of his images. In July, a judge in New York granted permission for the case to go to trial, but according to the New York Post’s gossip column Page Six, Rihanna settled for an undisclosed sum.

According to LaChapelle’s publicist Jaret Keller, “David is happy with the settlement.”

Rihanna still faces a second suit with Paris-based photographer Phillipp Paulus.


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