Liam Hemsworth Faces $150,000 Lawsuit for Copyright Infringement

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Looks like Liam Hemsworth will be ending the year with a huge bang with a possible $150,000 lawsuit.

It has been quite a year for the Hungry Games actor. He starred in some box office hits and he finally put an end to his relationship with the singer, Miley Cyrus, whom he tied the knot with in December last year. Unfortunately for him, he is currently being sued for posting an unauthorized photo on Instagram.

E! News was able to obtain some documents that showed Hemsworth being sued by Splash News and Picture Agency for copyright infringement. According to the lawsuit, photographer Janet Mayer took a series of pictures showing the actor performing a scene on an outdoor location for the movie, Isn’t It Romantic.

It turned out that Hemsworth or someone acting on his behalf posted the photo in question on his Instagram last July 15, 2018. The post also tagged the film’s promotional film. In addition, the photo was posted yet again to Instagram Story on June 20, 2019, twice to encourage fans to vote for Isn’t It Romantic for the prestigious Teen Choice Movie Awards.

If ever, Hemsworth will be paying around $150,000 in damages alone. Based on the document obtained by E! News, the plaintiff has been informed and believed that the defendant’s acts with regard to copyright infringement were intentional, malicious, and willful. This subjects Hemsworth to liability for statutory damages of up to $150,000. E! News has already contacted Hemsworth’s representative for comments regarding the lawsuit.

Don’t worry fans because Hemsworth is also moving forward especially after ending his marriage with Cyrus. There had been rumors about the Hungry Games actor about him finding new love. A first, he was rumored to be dating Maddison Brown but it seems like he is getting serious with Gabriella Brooks.

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Liam Hemsworth and Brooks were seen alongside his parents, Craig and Leonie Hemsworth, at Byron Bay, Australia having lunch. However, there are still no confirmations regarding their relationship status. Obviously, he is just enjoying his single life at the moment. Hopefully, 2020 will be a better year for the actor.

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