Liam Hemsworth Is Being Sued For Posting Photos Of Himself On Instagram
Liam Hemsworth could be forced to pay more than $218,000 in damages for posting photos of himself on the set of one of his movies.
In court documents obtained by E! News, Hemsworth is apparently being sued by Splash News and Picture agency for copyright infringement.
Splash is alleging that one of their photographers took "a series of photos depicting defendant Hemsworth performing an outdoor scene" on location for the Netflix Original film 'Isn't It Romantic'.
Hemsworth apparently posted the photos in July last year, tagging the film, as well as posting the shot to his Instagram Story encouraging his followers to vote for the film at the Teen Choice Awards.
The suit claims the actions of Hemsworth -- or "someone acting on his behalf" -- were "willful, intentional and malicious" and could see him paying up to US$150,000 (AU$218,307).
"Within the time permitted by law, plaintiff will make its election between actual damages and statutory damages," the court documents state.
The film saw Hemsworth starring alongside Rebel Wilson, Adam DeVine and Priyanka Chopra. In it, Wilson plays a woman with a strong dislike for romantic comedies. After suffering a concussion, she wakes up and finds herself in her own version of a romcom. Hemsworth plays a dashing billionaire who becomes enraptured with Wilson's character.
It has been a tough year for Hemsworth who split from wife Miley Cyrus in August. The pair filed for divorce with Miley being romantically linked to Kaitlynn Carter just days after the split was confirmed by their reps. Liam, meanwhile, retreated to Byron to be with his family.
On Instagram, he posted a message saying he wished here "nothing but health and happiness going forward".
"This is a private matter and I have not made, nor will I be making, any comments to any journalists or media outlets," Hemsworth's caption continued, "any reported quotes attributed to me are false. Peace and Love."
Featured image: Instagram.