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Gigi Hadid is being SUED for posting a photo of her ex-boyfriend

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Gigi Hadid is being sued over a photo she posted of her now ex-boyfriend Zayn Malik.

According to E! News, photographer Robert O’Neil has filed a lawsuit against the model, citing copyright infringement.

The court documents state: “This action arises out of Defendant’s unauthorized reproduction and public display of a copyrighted photograph of English singer and songwriter Zayn Malik, owned and registered by O’Neil, a New York based professional photographer.”

Gigi is accused of “reproducing and publicly displaying” the photo of Zayn on her Instagram Story.

The documents state: “Gigi Hadid is not, and has never been, licensed or otherwise authorized to reproduce, publically display, distribute and/or use the Photograph.”

The photographer now wants Gigi to own up to the alleged copyright infringement, and he’s also seeking damages.

O’Neil is seeking to be awarded either “actual damages and Defendant’s profits, gains or advantages of any kind attributable to Defendant’s infringement of Plaintiff’s Photograph” or “statutory damages of up to $150,000.”

Gigi and Zayn split for the second time back in January, and she’s since been linked to former Bachelorette runner-up Tyler Cameron.