*Russell Simmons is out of trouble! In early 2014, his news site, Global Grind, used a photo without permission from celebrity photographer Armen Djerrahian.
The site posted a pic from the photographer of Rick Ross holding his hand in the shape of a gun to his head. The photo was shot specifically for XXL Magazine.
Djerrahian claimed Global Grind refused to take the copyrighted photo down after he had asked. With the site’s refusal, he asked for no less than $50,000 for the infringement.
Nevertheless, the case was settle out of court. Although he initially ignored the demands of Djerrahian, folks could imagine Simmons easily afforded this lawsuit.
This means the famous photographer — who has worked with 50 Cent, Jay Z and Kanye West and who has work featured in XXL, Vibe and many more — got what he wanted.