Vampire Weekend Gets Sued By Cover Model

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The retro-preppy girl on the cover of the band’s latest album claims she never gave permission for her image to be used.

Model Kirsten Kennis claims a picture of her taken back in 1983 is the one used on the front of Vampire Weekend’s latest album, “Contra”. According to TMZ, she’s now suing the band and a photographer, Tom Brody, for using the picture without her permission.

Kennis says the band has a “photographic release” to use the image, but claims the signature is forged. She’s asking for $2 million in damages in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles.

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