[tps_footer]Jared Leto has shocked everyone by making a move to sue the website TMZ that allegedly stole the video of him abusing singer Taylor Swift. Last week the world freaked out over a video posted by the website where musician and Oscar winning actor Jared Leto can be seen dissing Taylor Swift hurling abuses while listening to her songs. The video certainly upset all Swift fans who were quick to slam the actor on social media, which led to a public apology by Jared Leto.
The ‘Suicide Squad’ actor had apologized after the incident writing, “The truth is I think @TaylorSwift13 is amazing + an incredible example of what’s possible. If I hurt her or her fans my sincerest apologies.” Taylor Swift remained mum about the whole situation which eventually died down. But now the actor has made a move to sue TMZ for illegally publishing a video they had no rights to. Jared Leto claims that the video was his private affair shot at his home, and the website was given prior warning to not release it as they had no rights for the same.
Apparently a videographer was being paid $2000 to handover the video file to the website, however the videographer made it clear that he had no rights for the same and would not sign any statements. In s statement made to THR, Jared Leto states that he had been alerted about TMZ acquiring a personal and private footage of him in his house. His team then notified TMZ asking them not to publish the video as they did not have any rights to the same, the website however published it nonetheless.
Jared Leto made it clear that the footage was stolen and was an invasion of privacy, which was both morally and legally wrong. The actor further stated that his move of suing the company is not a personal move but he is doing so to stop encouraging the dealing and sale of stolen goods. The actor has himself always abided by the law and wants to encourage others to do the same.[/tps_footer]