Blac Chyna Sued for Posting a Photo of Herself on Instagram

Photo agency says its copyrighted image was jacked by Rob Kardashian’s former girlfriend

Blac Chyna’s legal entanglements continue to grow.

Chyna, who in October sued her former beau Rob Kardashian and his family for allegedly acting as “media predators” against her following her breakup with Kardashian, has been hit with a new lawsuit herself.

In the suit, filed in federal court in California on Wednesday, photo agency FameFlynet alleges that Chyna — real name Angela Renee White — infringed on its copyright of a photo of her, Kardashian and her son by posting it on Instagram in December 2016.

“The Photograph is highly creative, distinctive, and valuable,” the suit reads. “Because of White’s celebrity status, and the Photograph’s quality and visual appeal, plaintiff (and the photographer it represents) stood to gain licensing revenue from licensing the Photograph.”

According to the suit, the photo was originally licensed for limited use by outlets including the Daily Mail and Hollywood Life, and bore copyright information including a watermark in the bottom left corner.

However, the suit says, the version posted to Instagram by “White or someone working on her behalf” was altered to remove the copyright information.

According to the suit, White’s alleged unauthorized use of the photo “harms the existing and future market for the original Photograph.”

In addition, the suit contends, since White “uses her Instragram feed for the purposes of promotion,” the alleged use of the photo “is commercial in nature.”

TheWrap has reached out to Chyna for comment on the suit.

Alleging copyright infringement and other counts, the suit is asking for an injunction preventing Chyna from further copying and displaying of the image, as well as unspecified damages.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.