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Perez Hilton, the blogger who's real name is Mario Lavandeira Jr. and who's purview ranges from bashing celebrities to sometimes not bashing celebrities, has been slapped with a $2.1 million copyright infringement lawsuit. Robert Caplin, a New York Times photographer, alleges that Hilton used 32 photos of Glee star Darren Criss without his permission in 2012. According to Fashion Law, "Caplin further alleges that he called Lavandeira, who apologized and agreed to take down the photos, but never actually did."
And to make matters worse, Hilton bedazzled them with the familiar "PEREZHILTON.COM" watermark. As you see above, he continues to do this for pictures that don't belong to him. Those are from last week's Jason Wu ads, though at least they're available for publishing.
· Perez Hilton Blogger Sued for Copyright Infringement [Fashion-Law]
· Christy Turlington's Jason Wu Ad Is Way Different Than Seymour's [Racked]