Asked in Identity Theft, Internet Law and Intellectual Property for Texas

Q: A woman stealed a photo of me and my exgirlfriend and she uses it as a profile photo in social media. I’m married?

A woman stealed a photo of me and my exgirlfriend and she uses it as a profile photo in social media to say that I’m dating her while this is a lie. In the photo I’m kissing my ex girlfriend but only my face can be seen while my ex girlfriend face is hidden. She only uses that photo. I’m married, my wife doesn’t know anything about this yet. Can I sue this woman?

1 Lawyer Answer
Randy Sorrels
Randy Sorrels
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  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: If she has put you in a false light by using this photo, then you may have a claim against her. You should first ask her to remove the photo immediately (in writing) though as an alternative to filing a lawsuit.

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