December 10, 2015


Jared Leto Sues TMZ Over Taylor Swift Bashing Video


The last beef of 2015 is probably the greatest one of them all. A few days ago, TMZ posted a video of Jared Leto in the studio with Thirty Seconds to Mars in which the frontman disparaged Taylor Swift--and he says that its posting was illegal.

In the clip, Leto listens to Swift's 1989 for the first time. He disses "Welcome to New York," gets into "Blank Space" but concludes with the controversial remark, "I mean fuck her, I don't give a fuck about her, it's whatever works best for us." He's since apologized to Swift, but Leto is now suing TMZ because of it.

Leto shared the following statement:

"Last Sunday, I was alerted TMZ had acquired personal and private video footage of me in my home and that they were planning to leak it on their site. My team notified TMZ immediately that I fully owned the footage and that their source had absolutely no rights to sell it. They chose to post it anyway. Let's be clear. This was stolen footage. This was an invasion of privacy. And it was both morally and legally wrong."

He explained that he filed the lawsuit, "not because I wanted to, but in hopes it will encourage more people to stop trafficking in stolen goods, to follow proper legal procedure and so that it may motivate additional consideration for the harm these acts can create, especially when the only intention is to simply further the bottom line for the companies and corporations that commit these acts."

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