Model Settles Lawsuit With Vampire Weekend Over 'Contra' Photo She had been seeking $2 million

Ann Kirsten Kennis, the model whose photo appears on Vampire Weekend's 2010 album Contra, has settled out of court with the band after suing for $2 million, saying the '80s Polaroid was used without her permission. The band blames a photographer named Tod Brody, who didn't take the picture but somehow came to be in possession of it. Brody was paid $5,000 for the image, according to court papers, but allegedly forged Kennis' signature on the release. The band and its label, XL Records, are now suing Brody. Check out Brody's website here, but be warned: "All photos are the property of Tod Brody, and any unauthorized use in any medium whatsoever without written permission is a violation of U.S. and international copyright laws and is strictly prohibited." Via Pitchfork.

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