Playboy Files Lawsuit Over Kate Moss Photos

The controversial model's cover shoot has landed another magazine in hot water

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After putting Kate Moss on the cover of its 60th anniversary issue, Playboy is now suing Harper’s Bazaar for allegedly using photographs of the supermodel without permission.

In legal papers filed on Friday against Harper’s publisher Hearst Communications, Playboy alleges that the luxury magazine violated its exclusive right to publish photos taken by fashion photographers Mert Alas and Marcos Piggott, the Independent reports. The lawsuit, which seeks $150,000 per photo, alleges Harper’s posted a photo of Moss from the Playboy shoot on its website and allegedly included a link to another website with more copyrighted nude and partially nude photos.

Moss’s Playboy cover also marked her 40th birthday and was clearly intended to make a big splash for the men’s magazine. Playboy‘s editorial director Jimmy Jellinek previously commented on the cover shot, saying, “Having Kate Moss, a global icon and the most important supermodel of the past 25 years, appear on our cover makes this issue the perfect way to launch Playboy‘s next 60 years.”