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KHIKS Prevails in Lawsuit for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Michael Kump, Jon Steinsapir and Nick Soltman represented Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, in a lawsuit filed in state court in July 2020 concerning intrusive and illegal photographs taken by the paparazzi of their your son playing in their private yard. Because the party responsible for the photographs was unknown, the lawsuit was filed against “John Doe” defendants. The KHIKS team sent subpoenas to the three biggest celebrity news agencies and discovered that the X17 Agency was responsible. In a settlement announced on October 8, 2020, X17 apologized to the family, agreed to pay a portion of their legal fees, and agreed to turn over all photos and destroy all copies, and never traffic in any photos of the couple or their son taken by similar means. The settlement and KHIKS’s work received world-wide coverage, including in The New York Times, BBC News, Le Figaro and Der Spiegel, and included Mr. Kump’s statement that “This is a successful outcome. All families have a right, protected by law, to feel safe and secure at home.” The story from USA Today can be found below:

Harry and Meghan win legal fight against paparazzi over pictures of Archie