Hailey Baldwin, 19-year old daughter of Stephen Baldwin, is being accused of plagiarising an Instagram quote.
Baldwin faces legal action after posting a quote by author Melissa Molomo, from her book ‘Say What’s Real’ on Instagram without attributing the words to the writer.
The text, which has since been deleted, went on to be published in several publications including Teen Vogue magazine and Us Weekly after it was assumed it was a comment at pop star Justin Bieber – who she was previously rumoured to be dating – following his feud last month with his ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez.
The quote read: “We’ve all had our fair share of things we’ve done, both good and bad. What makes the present so powerful is when we take complete responsibility for our actions, we allow ourselves self-growth. Misplacing the blame onto someone else isn’t going to get you to the next stage in life, so try not to manipulate a situation to make yourself look better.”
Molomo has sent a cease and desist letter to Baldwin, summoning her to refrain from copying her work, and to make a social media post apologising for stealing Molomo’s content and fraudulently passing it off as her own.
© photo: Haley Baldwin (Instagram)
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