Jay-Z’s lawsuit against the famed photographer, Jonathan Mannion, over his Reasonable Doubt photos will head to trial after a failed mediation.
“Plaintiff Shawn Carter and Defendants Jonathan Mannion and Jonathan Mannion Photography LLC participated in a mediation before the Honorable Terry Friedman (Ret.) on January 5, 2022,” the filing reads. “The parties were unable to reach an agreement to resolve this case.”
The rapper sued the photog for using his likeness without permission. He claims Mannion listed pics of him for sale on his website without consent. When Jay asked him to remove them, Mannion asked for millions of dollars.
“JAY-Z never gave Mannion permission to resell any of the images,” a representative for Jay said to the court. “Nor did Jay-Z authorize Mannion to use his name, likeness, identity or persona for any purpose.”
Since the parties could not come to an agreement, the case is headed to trial in July of 2022.