‘Say Yes To The Dress’ star suffers legal setback in Instagram account case

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A judge isn’t buying Hailey Paige’s tearful plight.

As Page Six has reported, the beloved wedding gown designer and “Say Yes To The Dress” star broke down back in December, claiming that she’d been cruelly banned from using her own name and her personal Instagram account after the company that owns her brand filed a restraining order, forcing her to hand over the password.

But on Friday Paige was dealt a stinging legal blow when a Manhattan judge upheld the restraining order, saying Paige had no right to the account.

In the weepy Instagram video, Paige had told fans she was resigning from JLM Couture — a conglomerate that sells several bridalwear lines, including her own — and said, “I am mortified and devastated but I wanted to be the first to personally tell you that I am no longer posting or engaging on that account until this matter is resolved in court.”

She added, “JLM is demanding the right to permanently use my name in the promotion of their products, even after we’re no longer working together and they’re trying to prevent me from using my own birth name in any business whatsoever indefinitely.”

Paige also claimed that she had signed her deal with JLM at the age of 25 without a lawyer.

But on Friday, Judge Laura Taylor Swain wrote in a judgment that, far from being Paige’s “personal” Instagram account, she had “developed the Account within the scope of her employment with [JLM]. Using the Account to promote JLM’s goods was the kind of work she was employed to perform, as it was commensurate with her position as a lead designer.”

As for being banned from using her own name on her products in the future, an unsympathetic Judge Swain said that Paige “contracted away any right to monetize the [Hayley Paige trademarks]” and “voluntarily, knowingly and intelligently, in exchange for” money.

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