Kylie Jenner Sued For Copying Lip Bite Art To Promote Reality Show

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Kylie Jenner Sued Lip Bite Art

By Andrew Shuster |

Kylie Jenner Sued Lip Bite Art

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Kylie Jenner is being sued by artist Sara Pope for allegedly copying her painting of front teeth biting a lower lip and using the image to promote her upcoming E! reality show “Life of Kylie.”

Pope’s 2015 oil painting “Temptation Neon” is described on her official website as “perfect white teeth biting at sensuous and sumptuous lips, which appear to be dripping with gloss.” The lips are also accentuated by neon lights. A similar image is featured in a promo for Jenner’s new reality show and has been used to publicize the series on social media. Pope has now filed a lawsuit claiming her work was plagiarized, but the amount of damages she’s seeking is currently unclear.

As Gossip Cop reported, Jenner and her sister Kendall were sued earlier this month for selling T-shirts with the likeness of Tupac Shakur. The Jenners’ K + K fashion brand was slapped with a lawsuit by a photographer named Michael Miller, who took the original pictures of the late rapper that were used for the girls’ clothing line. In his court papers, Miller asserted that he did not give the Jenner sisters permission to use his copyrighted photos for the T-shirts or the website on which they were being sold.

The Jenner sisters’ legal team responded to Miller’s lawsuit with a statement that noted, “Canada Inc., the licensee manufacturer of the K + K brand, purchased a very small quantity of vintage t-shirts with performer images already on them. Only two Tupac t shirts were sold before being pulled from distribution.” They also maintained, “Canada Inc. did not copy anyone’s image, remove any copyright notice from any image, or attempt to exploit Mr. Miller’s claimed right of publicity. There has been no infringement or violation of anyone’s rights.”

Gossip Cop has reached out to Pope, as well as a rep for Jenner for more information about the lawsuit. See a side-by-side comparison of the images below, with Pope’s on the left and Jenner’s on the right.

Kylie Jenner Lip Bite

(Instagram/Sara Pope) (E!)

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