Dustin Lance Black sues starzlife. And he was not happy about it? And his lawyers were furious too? Now they are doing something about it. Something about invasion of privacy and copyright infringement. He is a serious, Academy Award-y professional, and these photos are disparaging. Which, they totally are.
Particularly to his reputation! But parts of Black's lawsuit, filed July 23, are pretty ridiculous. Like the part where he denies even knowing illicit pictures were being taken while they were having sex — because, if you've seen the pics, it's clear he knew there was a camera but claims not to have known it was aimed "down there".
Unless a certain screenwriter was not in a, uh, proper state of mind? Black's lawyers have to say these things. So what is Team Black even after? Any profits they made must be turned over to Black.
The court filing says Black wants a jury trial, though we doubt this is headed in that direction. A settlement is most likely, for a mostly paltry sum, and the promise to never mention Black's name again, if only because Starzlife's proprietors supposedly met unknowingly with Black's own private investigators to discuss a sale. That'd be some pretty damning evidence to hear in open court. In the end, we learn: For as wise and talented as Black may be, naivety about not knowing where the camera was pointing is not a good excuse.
Not that we should have to excuse anyone from the crime of having sex while being attractive and sharing it with the world. You can check out the full lawsuit filing at the source.