Cranston, RI asked in Contracts for California

Q: Model under contract works with a studio without my permission, what are my legal rights to have them take him down.

This is a company I work with that rejected the model this past summer. They met with him and I gave them his contact info. Now I look and he is on the website, they worked with him this past december, his pictures were posted this week. They are saying they do not have to pay me because they worked with him through someone else and that he looked "different" so they did not recognize him as my model. They however had his name and info, a cursory search before they worked with him would have discovered this fact. And he looks the same as when they met with him with the exception of more chest hair. I informed them that the model was under contract and to take down his pictures and video if they were not going to pay me, and they said they did not care, they were going to keep it up.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Terrence Jay Moore
Terrence Jay Moore
  • Santa Ana, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: It is very important to have a written contract which would have protected you in situations like this. If there was a written contract between the parties you would be able to seek compensation. Without a written contract it can be, very difficult.

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