vampire weekend sues photographer
  • THURSDAY, DECEMBER 02, 2010

  • Posted by:

Vampire Weekend is now suing photographer Tod Brody over the alleged stealing of their album cover photo. Ann Kirsten Kennis, the sweater-clad chick from their 2010 album Contra, is suing Vampire Weekend for $2 million, claiming she did not give anyone permission to use the photograph. We're suing Ann Kirsten Kennis for symmetry. Tod?

According to NME, "the band claim he 'misrepresented certain facts and breached contracts. Responsibility, if any, for damages claimed by [Kennis] rests entirely on Brody'". [via.]

We've discussed the legal issues here with our lawyer friend Nancy Wolff, and it seems that Kennis could win if she asserts that her likeness was used for commercial gain, and Vampire Weekend seems to think that she has a case based on their new suit against Brody. Kennis claims that Brody didn't even take the photograph, adding the confusion of what she is suing for. To add to the mystery, neither the band nor the courts have any idea where to find Tod Brody.

Next up: the manhunt begins! But probably not. Vampire Weekend's potentially costly Contra continues to be up for album of the year. -joe puglisi

* * * * * * * * * * * *
MP3: "Horchata"
Vampire Weekend on Myspace
Hot Baeble Videos
Beth Hart live at Baeble HQ

Beth Hart live at Baeble HQ

R.LUM.R live at Industry City

R.LUM.R live at Industry City

Kaleo live at Atlantic Records Recording Studio

Kaleo live at Atlantic Records Recording Studio

Jack Savoretti live at Baeble HQ

Jack Savoretti live at Baeble HQ

Alex Clare live at Baeble HQ

Alex Clare live at Baeble HQ

Matisyahu live at Baeble HQ

Matisyahu live at Baeble HQ

The Strumbellas live at Baeble HQ

The Strumbellas live at Baeble HQ

Aurora live at Baeble HQ

Aurora live at Baeble HQ

Live It Up

Live It Up

XXX 88 ft Diplo

XXX 88 ft Diplo

© 2017 Baeble Media. All rights reserved.