Jared Leto is suing TMZ over his embarrassing Taylor Swift rant

It was only a couple of days ago that TMZ leaked a video of Jared Leto listening to Taylor Swift's 1989, and let's just say, he was less than complimentary. 

He seemed to be kinda into Blank Space but had zero-love for Welcome to New York. He is even heard at the end of the video saying, "F**k her."

Since then though, Jared took to Twitter to apologise to Tay and her fans saying, "The truth is I think @taylorswift13 is amazing + an incredible example of what's possible.

"If I hurt her or her fans my sincerest apologies."

But now, the Hollywood Reporter has published a statement from Jared describing his motivations to file a lawsuit against TMZ for leaking the footage. 

Jared's company Sisyphus Touring filed the lawsuit against the Warner Bros-owned gossip site, alleging copyright infringement.

Jared claims that the video was stolen and he contacted the TMZ team before it went up to urge them not to publish it. 

"Jared's lawsuit alleges the video was shot on Sept. 8 by a camerman he hired, who then gave the video to TMZ after being promised $2,000 for it.

"According to Jared's lawsuit, the videographer later asked TMZ to not publish the video, telling them he did not own the footage," reports HR

 "They chose to post it anyway," Jared said in his statement. "Let's be clear. This was stolen footage. This was an invasion of privacy. And it was both legally and morally wrong." 

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