Moschino designer Jeremy Scott was minding his own freaking business at the premiere for “The People’s Designer,” a documentary about his amazing journey to the upper echelons of the fashion world and his friendship with Rita Ora, when some total nobody served him with legal papers! HIDEOUS! APPALLING! LITERALLY CRAZY! WHO COULD HAVE ANTICIPATED!
Scott is being sued by graffiti artist Joseph Tierney, AKA Rime, who claims that the dress Katy Perry wore to the Met Gala bears a significant resemblance to his work. The lawsuit was originally announced in early August, but service can take a while to reach the defendant.
According to the suit:
“Defendants paid Ms. Perry to advertise and display the clothing at the Gala. Not only did Ms. Perry and defendant Scott advertise, wear, and display the clothing at the event, they arrived at the event in a spray painted Rolls Royce, and even carried around Moschino branded cans of fake spray paint during the event, as if defendants were responsible for the artwork.”
Page Six reports that “a process server obtained a ticket, watched the movie, and ‘approached Jeremy inside, pretending to be seeking an autograph.’” A rep for Scott responded:
“Jeremy Scott is represented by counsel, and his attorneys agreed to accept service on his behalf as is customary in these situations. It is factually incorrect that someone posed as a fan and ask for an autograph in order to serve him. As we stated previously, we look forward to defending these allegations, many of which are outrageous, in court.”
As we’ve previously reported, this is not Jeremy Scott’s first dalliance with copyright issues—he was also sued by Santa Cruz Skateboards for stealing artwork for his fall 2013 collection; the case was settled out of court.
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