Vampire Weekend Sued Because Photographer Might Have Falsified Model Release
from the how-is-that-their-fault? dept
Brendan was the first to alert us to the story of how the “girl” who is in the image used on the cover of the last Vampire Weekend album is now suing the band.
She claims the photographer who licensed the image to the band for $5,000 didn’t take the photograph and forged a model release. If true, those are serious charges… but should be entirely focused on the photographer. She is suing the photographer, but also claims that the band is responsible for not checking into it, which seems pretty far fetched. Even more ridiculous? She claims that her image is one of the main reasons the album sold so well, so she wants $2 million. Does she really think that if the band had put a different image of a girl staring off into space on the cover, there would have been noticeably different sales?
Filed Under: image, model release, photographer, vampire weekend