Vampire Weekend sued over “Contra” album cover

July 15, 2010 by James Shotwell

Vampire Weekend sued over “Contra” album cover

The woman featured on the cover of Vampire Weekend's latest release, Contra, is suing the band for $2 million because she claims the band did not receive her consent to use the photo. Kirsten Kennis claims she took the photo in 1983 and was unaware of its use with the record until she saw the band's promotional campaign back in November 2009. The band claims they receive a signed release on the photo, but Kennis claims it is a forgery. We'll bring you more on this story as it develops.

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