Bella Hadid ‘faces lawsuit over Instagram post’

Bella Hadid is reportedly being sued by a photographer for posting an image of herself on Instagram.

American model Bella Hadid is facing a lawsuit over a photograph she posted on Instagram in September.

The 23-year-old beauty – who is one of the world’s best-paid models – is facing legal action after she decided to post a snap of herself wearing the black-and-white-checked Tommy Hilfiger chapeau on the photo-sharing platform.

Bella – who has 29 million followers on Instagram – captioned the photograph back in September: “@zendaya made this hat so I shall wear this hat until I can no longer wear this hat anymore @tommyhilfiger (sic)”

The lawsuit has been launched by Timur Mishiev, according to the New York Post newspaper’s Page Six column, which reports that the photographer is seeking unspecified damages.

Page Six shared this photo which they report is similar to the one that Bella Hadid posted on her Instagram page. (Photo: Page Six)

He claims the supermodel had no right to post the image and that she is infringing on his copyright.