Dua Lipa sued after allegedly sharing paparazzi shots of herself on Instagram

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BARCELONA, SPAIN - JUNE 09: Dua Lipa performs in concert during Primavera Sound Festival on June 09, 2022 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Xavi Torrent/WireImage)
Dua Lipa is apparently being sued. (Xavi Torrent/WireImage)

Dua Lipa is apparently again being sued for allegedly posting paparazzi photos of herself on Instagram.

The 'New Rules' singer, 26, is accused of sharing snaps of herself in a black jumper emblazoned with the word 'Heroes'.

According to Billboard, US-based photographer Robert Barbera said he took the pictures in 2018 and is accusing the star of copyright infringement, suggesting that as she promotes herself on the platform she benefitted from his photos.

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Court documents have been filed in the US District Court in California.

Dua Lipa accepts the award for Female Solo Artist during the Brit Awards 2021 at the O2 Arena, London. Picture date: Tuesday May 11, 2021.
It's the second time that Dua Lipa has faced such action. (PA)

Barbera – who is seeking damages - has claimed he tried to resolve the issue outside of court but that communication “slowed and eventually stopped”.

It is not the first time that Dua Lipa has been accused of sharing a pap shot of herself on her social media.

Last year, a photo agency called Integral Images took action over a photo of the singer queuing at an airport.

The shot was taken in 2019 and the firm claimed that Dua posted it on Instagram "without permission or authorisation".

The company said that as the star used the platform as a marketing tool, she profited from the image.

According to reports, that lawsuit was ultimately dismissed with prejudice.

Dua Lipa performs during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2019, held at the FIBES Conference & Exhibition Centre of Seville, Spain.
Dua Lipa is alleged to have shared the snap on Instagram. (PA)

Dua Lipa rose to fame in 2015 with hits like 'New Love', 'Be The One' and 'Hotter Than Hell' and her 2020 album, Future Nostalgia, topped the charts.

The singer-songwriter has more than 84 million followers on Instagram.

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Yahoo has contacted representatives for the star for comment.

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