A copyright case has been settled in Los Angeles between “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Lisa Rinna and a photo agency that claimed $1.2 million in damages from the actress for posting shots of herself and her daughters on social media, allegedly without the agency’s prior approval, according to court filings obtained Wednesday.
U.S. District Judge Mark Scarsi issued an order Tuesday dismissing the case after being informed that both sides have agreed to settle. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.
Backgrid asserts that Rinna infringed its copyrights by posting on her own Instagram page eight photos of herself and her two adult daughters that were taken by paparazzi in public places.
The agency filed suit in L.A. federal court last year after Rinna refused to pay a $1.2 million claim for damages. Rinna has attracted millions of social media followers for her roles in the soap opera “Days of Our Lives” and the TV drama “Melrose Place” as well as the reality series “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”
Similar lawsuits have been filed in recent years by photographers or agencies against such celebrities as Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, and the Kardashian sisters. Such cases are usually settled out of court with a small payment.