David LaChapelle Sues Former Manager
Photographer David LaChapelle has sued his former manager, alleging he is owed $2.8 million for sales of his photographs and $755,000 for personal loans, the New York Post has reported.
LaChapelle filed the claim against Fred Torres, whom he hired in 2005 “under a handshake agreement” to arrange exhibitions, provide career advice, and manage LaChapelle’s relationships with clients, galleries, and museums.
In addition to the claims for money allegedly owed by Torres, LaChapelle alleges in his lawsuit that Torres is refusing to return 800 exhibition prints that are now stashed in storage facilities around the world.
According to the Post report, LaChapelle ended his business relationship with Torres a month ago.