Thursday, March 25, 2021

Meghan Markel Bankrupts Paparazzi Agency

Lawsuit filed by Meghan Markle named in bankruptcy filing of major paparazzi agency...

Splash News & Picture Agency, a prominent paparazzi shop, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. A global pandemic that had stars staying indoors is partly to blame, but also notable is Splash's legal adventures over the years both as a plaintiff suing celebrities for posting copyrighted images of themselves as well as its status as a defendant in a privacy action brought by Meghan Markle. Having difficulty navigating the financial situation, Splash reports having defaulted on a loan now worth nearly $1 million and is seeking the protection of a Nevada bankruptcy court.
One of the two cases is Splash's battle with Markle over photos taking during a "private family outing" in a park in Canada. While the BBC and other press outlets reported a settlement in December — a Splash spokesperson said at the time that going forward, "it will not take unauthorized photographs of the family of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex" — the case may not be fully resolved.