Jhene Aiko is being sued for allegedly copying artwork for her clothing collection back in 2015.
It appears Jhene Aiko is the latest victim in a new lawsuit. According to TMZ, Big Sean’s girlfriend is being sued by a Colorado woman who says the female singer stole her artwork and used it on a t-shirt for her clothing line.
The women, named Elisa Rose Mountain, claims she owns the trademark for Hamsa Mandala, her artistic take on the centuries-old Hamsa Hand sign which is also known as the Hand of Fatima. She says a symbol practically identical to her copyrighted artwork was sold on t-shirts for Jhene’s clothing line back in 2015. The shirts, which were a collection called Soul of Summer and labeled Jhene Aiko Hamsa Circle Goddess, were sold online and in retailers like PacSun and Neff Headwear, who are also listed as defendants on the lawsuit.
However, Jhene may not necessarily have anything to do with the design. Sources say Jhene has no legal liability in this case as she was simply brought on to collaborate and help choose a design. Either way, Elisa is taking legal action against her and the two retailers for using her design without her approval. And to be fair, she does have a point as the deigns look very similar (see for yourself below).