Here’s a satisfying story from the frequently nasty and dark category of Unauthorized Celebrity Nude Photo Posts: Emma Watson and her presumably expensive legal team were able to get a website (Celeb Jihad) to remove photos of the actress in a “sheer top” that exposed her “breasts and nipples” before—as far as I can tell—the images went viral.
Her legal team put it in pretty simple terms — Emma owns the pics and the copyright on them, so Celeb Jihad was breaking the law by posting them. According to the letter, the photos were taken by Emma’s stylist, who then gave Emma all rights.
Message received loud and clear — shortly after the site got the letter, Emma’s pics were removed.
Certain as the sun, rising in the east
Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme
Threat’ning C & D
Here’s a question that I’m going to have such a good time asking you all: is Hailey Baldwin an inspirational Instagram quote plagiarist?!?! First, I didn’t know it was possible to post inspirational Instagram quotes without being a plagiarist, because they’re usually so pixellated that I just assumed each one has been posted and reposted to the point of becoming part of Instagram’s DNA.
But those unnecessarily verbose attempts at blinding people to the bleak realities of life all have origins if you go back far enough, because Baldwin has been accused of “copying and using” the work of a “Long Island author” named Melissa Molomo without permission.
Writes Page Six:
[Molomo] has fired off a cease and desist letter — exclusively obtained by Page Six — demanding that Baldwin apologize and stop lifting her work. In the letter, Molomo’s attorney, Z Zoltan Stein, writes, “In copying and using Ms. Molomo’s work without permission, you have taken credit and caused confusion as to whom the original author of this work is,” adding that the IMG model — who is the daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin — could be liable for damages up to $150,000.
I’m imagining Baldwin being confronted about this and just saying, “Yeah, I screenshotted it,” as a response to every question.
“Hailey, did you write this?”
“Yeah, I screenshotted it.”
“But this was from someone else’s account.”
“Yeah...I screenshotted it.”
“So you didn’t write it? You took it from someone else without giving credit?”
“.............I screenshotted it.”
“Can you please provide credit or just delete the quote?”
“Please put down your phone.”
“Hold on I’m texting Kendall for lunch. Who are you again? My lawyer? Did my dad send you?”
“Did my uncle send you? He’s such a bitch.”
When life hands Don Johnson lemons and lavender, he poses on Instagram with lemons and lavender.
- Try and guess who bought Kesha’s house. You’ll be wrong. [ONTD]
- Natalie Portman looks like an ineffective spy who’s bad at blending in here. [Just Jared]
- I’m surprised Ben’s heart hasn’t exploded, to be honest. [Page Six]
- For future reference, everyone read this story and head to the comments to let me know if you care about these people/think they deserve more coverage on Jezebel.com! [THL]