Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto is suing a news website over a published video he alleges was stolen.
The actor-rocker, 43, has filed a copyright lawsuit against the TMZ’s bosses, claiming footage of him taking aim at Taylor Swift’s music is an invasion of privacy, reported Billboard magazine.
The video hit the Internet earlier this week and led to a backlash against Leto from angry Swift fans, prompting him to issue an apology, which read: “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.”
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.
— JARED LETO (@JaredLeto) December 7, 2015
Now, Leto claims the video featuring his outburst was stolen.
Announcing the legal action in a statement, Leto writes, “Last Sunday, I was alerted that TMZ had acquired personal and private video footage of me in my home and that they were planning to leak it on their site. My team notified TMZ immediately that I fully owned the footage and that their source had absolutely no rights to sell it. They chose to post it anyway.”