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TMZ Sues Source That Leaked Jared Leto's Studio Video

TMZ Sues Source That Leaked Jared Leto's Studio Video

Jared Leto filed a lawsuit against TMZ after the site posted a video of him during a private studio session talking about Taylor Swift‘s music and now the site is suing its source.

The 44-year-old entertainer is suing TMZ and Warner Bros. for copyright infringement, but the company’s lawyers are placing blame on their source Jacob Miller for claiming he had the right to sell the video in question.

“[At] the heart of this lawsuit is a straightforward question,” read the complaint filed by TMZ (via The Hollywood Reporter). “Who owned the copyright in the allegedly infringed video on December 4, 2015? On that date, Third-Party Defendant Jacob Guy Miller represented to (TMZ affiliate) EHM that he created the video, that he had the right to and would sell it to EHM, and that he was free to do so ‘without any obligations to any third party.’”

“If Mr. Miller was the videographer (as he said he was), and he had the right to transfer the work on December 4 (as he represented), then Plaintiff’s infringement claim necessarily fails, because Mr. Miller irrevocably gave EHM the right to publish the work as of that date. If [Leto's company Sisyphus Touring] owned the copyright on December 4, then Mr. Miller breached his representations, and he is liable for any judgment that may issue against [TMZ],” it continues.

To read the rest of the court documents, visit THR.com.

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  • Jenny from the flop

    taylor swift be like “i’m gonna sue all of you!! im the queen of suing!”

  • Hell’s Bells

    Thought this would be about his dick again.

  • Me Underwears

    Wait, so TMZ now sued the person who GAVE them his private video? They shouldn’t upload the video in the first place. But since they are desperate for click bits, they will do anything. TMZ was always full on c*nts and now they are trying to be the ”good” guys when they all shit about or on celebrities with sometimes horrible headlines. You go Jared.

  • Star

    That guy should sue TMZ. TMZ is a joke.

  • Gina

    All this for dissing Taylor Swift? Who cares if the world now knows you think she’s lame lol.