Jennifer Hudson has been hit with a lawsuit by a New York photographer who claims she posted his paparazzi picture on Instagram without his permission.

Snapper Fernando Ramales took an image of Jennifer wearing a pink blazer and thigh high stiletto boots back in December with a news site buying the picture and running a story on 21 December 2019.

JHud lawsuit photo screenshot

Photo: Screenshot from video.

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A few days later the same photo appeared on Jennifer Hudson's Instagram page with the watermark removed. The now-deleted Instagram post attracted 32 000 likes.

Fernando is seeking $175 000 (about R3 million) in damages plus attorney fees for the alleged copyright infringement. 

Compiled by Phelokazi Mbude

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