Hailey Baldwin, model and daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin, is being threatened with legal action by author Melissa Molomo after she posted a lengthy quote of her work to Instagram without attribution. Which, among other things, is just a reminder that some people actually read paragraphs-long Instagram captions.
According to Page Six, after Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber got into some sort of public fight on Instagram, Baldwin (who also dated Bieber) showed her support for Gomez by posting an image of a paragraph to Instagram about respect and flawed humanity and learning from one’s errors.
Below the image are comments from Melissa Molomo, claiming those are words she wrote and asking Baldwin to give her credit. Molomo’s Instagram is full of inspirational quotes and paragraphs, and she clearly marks which are her own writing and which come from other sources. Molomo appears to have posted the image of her words in November 2015.