Posted January 27, 2019 05:36:15 The hairdresser who created the viral video of her hairdressing business clipping the hair of a gay couple’s suit in a Manhattan salon is suing the man who filmed the clip and the photographer for $100,000.
In a suit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, Lisa Lehrman said she was not paid for the video and that she was unaware of the lawsuit until she received an email from the photographer in October, asking if she could take a photo of her.
She said she declined, saying she did not want to make a political statement.
She said she contacted the photographer and told him to stop filming the clip because it violated her religious beliefs.
The photographer told the court that he was unaware that the suit was filed.
Lehrman’s attorney, Matthew A. Green, said he could not comment on the lawsuit because the matter is before the court.
The video of Lehrmann cutting the hair and posting the video online in November has drawn more than 4 million views on YouTube and more than 6.3 million views from video sharing sites such as Vine and Facebook.
Lehrmans hair had been cut to a ponytail, and she wore a dress.