While Diplo ended up handling the “Harlem Shake” lawsuits that were following Baauer, we have a feeling Diplo nor Mad Decent can handle this situation. TMZ is reporting that a photographer by the name of Dustin Kessler, who took the following pictures of Baauer, is suing Baauer over some pictures that Baauer asked him to use. The dispute says that two photos were requested: one for Facebook, and one for a magazine article. Word is that Kessler did not like seeing the photos landing everywhere, including in articles in Billboard, Spin, in Coachella ads, and even on Baauer’s own website. We wonder: does Baauer really have power over what these publications do? It might depend on if he’s giving them these images as his press photos, right? Kessler says there was no credit or money given for the use of these photos, and he lays the blame solely on Baauer for the use. He’s also planning on suing any publications that have used the images.
We’ll see how this one spins out, as Kessler is looking for unspecified damages and is demanding a jury trial.