Fed-Up Photog Ready to Sue Moore
Filmmaker used iconic pic without permission
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 15, 2009 8:33 AM CST
Filmmaker Michael Moore speaks during a panel discussion at the Traverse City Film Festival in Traverse City, Mich., Aug. 3, 2008.   (AP Photo/Jan-Michael Stump)
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(Newser) – Michael Moore may have gone too far this time: Prize-winning photographer Michael Yon is readying a lawsuit against the filmmaker for using one of his iconic photos from Iraq without permission, the New York Post reports. The image of an American soldier carrying the bloody body of an Iraqi child was voted the top photo of 2005 by Time readers. Moore posted it on his website last year.

“The implication on Moore's website was that our soldiers were somehow responsible for that kid being wounded. That is absolutely not true. She was the victim of an insurgent's car bomb,” said Yon’s lawyer. The photographer, who tried to contact Moore for seven months without response, added, “I've never sued anyone in my life. It looks like Mr Moore might be the first.”