Rihanna sued by fashion photographer LaChapelle over copycat S&M video

Within days of Rihanna releasing her new single, “S&M”, the artist had already been hit by controversy over the song title and provocative lyrics, with BBC Radio One censoring the words S&M, whips and chains. Adding to injury it has now been announced that fashion photographer David LaChapelle has filled a million dollar copyright infringement lawsuit against the video, suing Rihanna, her record label, the video’s director and the production company for plagiarising his work. (more…)