After causing a Twitter storm, Justin Bieber’s nude photos could be subject to a legal battle
Justin Bieber fans the world over pretty much broke the internet when naked photos of the singer emerged online this week and soon were all over Twitter.
The What Do You Mean? star was snapped completely in the buff whilst on holiday in Bora Bora with model Jayde Pierce in pictures published by The New York Daily News but his legal team has now stepped in in an attempt to get them removed.
In fact Justin, 21, is threatening to SUE media outlets that publish the shots, according to reports.
A cease-and-desist letter was sent by Justin’s legal team shortly after the pictures were released, the Hollywood Reporter says, asking for the snaps to be removed and claiming that they are a violation of Justin’s publicity and privacy rights.
‘We recently became informed that your company has obtained and is distributing unauthorized photographs of our Client including images showing him without clothing,’ the letter allegedly reads.
It’s also claimed in the letter that the revealing photographs infringe on Justin’s trademarks.
The images have not yet been removed by The New York Daily News but have been censored to cover the singer’s nudity.
Despite the fallout the photos continue to be a talking point on Twitter for many fans. Justin himself hasn’t directly commented on them though and has instead been focusing on the upcoming release of his new album Purpose.
However he did give fans a cheeky glimpse of his bod last night, having posted a topless picture on Instagram.
There was no caption with the snap but it certainly went down well with all the Beliebers out there and quickly gathered more than one million likes.
Fans sent their support to the star in their comments on the photo, with one writing: ‘My favourite Person ❤️ Justin Bieber ☺️ Love You so much ’
Another simply added: ‘so hot’