Rihanna Settles Out of Court With David LaChapelle For Allegedly Copying His Photos in 'S&M' Video
Rihanna's S&M video caused a stir earlier this year for its sadomasochistic imagery and general boundary-pushing scenes. The only problem? The video directly cribbed from several of David LaChapelle's photographs. Oops.
LaChapelle filed suit against Rihanna this summer and now, the The Independent reports that the two have reached an out of court settlement. Or, in layman's terms, Rihanna just had to fork over some serious cash.
Well, that was fast. After only a few days in court, Linda Evangelista and her baby daddy Francois-Henri Pinault have reached an out of court settlement in their child support battle, the New York Post is reporting.
Evangelista shocked pretty much everyone last week when it was reported that the supermodel was asking for an astronomical $46,000 a month in child support payments, saying that her son Augie needed round the clock nannies, armed guards and a separate apartment near his school for play dates.
While the settlement sum was not disclosed, we have a feeling Pinault must have coughed up something pretty close to Evangelista's asking price--after all, Evangelista doesn't seem like the type to back down.
Designer Naeem Khan settled an ugly lawsuit today over charges that he owed his former creative director, Lionel Geneste, back wages. But incendiary testimony given by Khan's former assistant exposed tawdry details about the designer's personal life.