Photographer in bizarre selfie court battle reveals that being sued by a monkey has left him broke
"Mr Slater travelled to Sulawesi, Indonesia, and spent a week taking pictures of macaques in 2011
It was meant to be a harmless selfie, designed to highlight the plight of the endangered crested black macaque.
But British photographer David Slater, who is at the centre of a bizarre court battle of the now infamous “monkey selfie”, has revealed that being sued by a monkey has ruined his life and left him completely broke.
The 52-year-old from south Wales, who specialises in wildlife and conservation photography, said he has been left penniless after years of legal wrangling over whether he or the macaque owns the copyright of the picture.
...In 2014 he asked Wikipedia to take down his picture after they published it without his permission, but the web giant refused and said that the copyright belonged to the monkey.
The US Copyright Office ruled that animals cannot own copyright but People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) sued Mr Slater in 2015..."