A photo agency that sued Khloe Kardashian for more than $175,000 after she shared a photo of herself to Instagram has dismissed its case, DailyMail.com can reveal.
- Xposure Photos filed a lawsuit against Khloe Kardashian over a photo last year
- The UK-based photo agency claimed Khloe infringed copyright when she posted one of its images of her walking into a restaurant in Miami on her Instagram
- When Khloe posted the photo, Xposure had only licensed it to The Daily Mail
- Khloe has deleted the Instagram post, which was shared in September 2016
- The agency sought $150,000 in damages for copyright infringement and another $25,000 for the removal of copyright information
- Khloe and Xposure agreed to dismiss the lawsuit ‘in its entirety’ on Tuesday
Xposure Photos and Khloe Kardashian on Tuesday agreed to dismiss the lawsuit, which was filed last year and saw the UK-based photo agency sue the Keeping Up with Kardashians star over one of its pictures of her and her sister, Kourtney.
They agreed to dismiss the California lawsuit ‘in its entirety’ and both parties would ‘bear their own fees and costs’, according to court filings exclusively obtained by DailyMail.com.
In a now-deleted Instagram post from September 14, 2016, Khloe had shared a photo of herself Tristan heading into a Miami restaurant.
The paparazzi photo belonged to Xposure and was solely licensed to The Daily Mail at the time of the posting.
Xposure said Khloe, who never licensed the photo, made the image ‘immediately available to her nearly 67 million followers and others, consumers of entertainment news – and especially news and images of Kardashian herself‘, the lawsuit said.
The agency sought $150,000 in damages for ‘willful, intentional, and malicious‘ copyright infringement.
It also demanded sued for damages of $25,000 for the ‘unauthorized alteration or removal of copyright information’.
Document about Xposure Photos and Khloe Kardashian on Tuesday agreed to dismiss the lawsuit ‘in its entirety’ read below: