The lady that ruined the fresco of Jesus is suing the Church it's in!

Posted Sep 20, by OMG Facts

The lady that ruined the fresco of Jesus is suing the Church it's in!

You might remember the story of the 80-year-old lady who took it upon herself to restore a fresco of Jesus to disastrous results. The story, and the painting, achieved large scale Internet fame to the point of becoming a meme. Then, something else happened. The painting also became a huge touristic attraction. Airlines were offering tickets for less than $20 from some places to go see the painting. Tourists were flocking the church, and they were becoming a distraction, and they weren't leaving any donations. 

The church decided to charge an entry fee as a way to control crowds. It seems that the church made €2,000 (~$2600) in just 4 days. This angered the 80-year-old amateur painter and her family. They've lawyered up, hoping to collect royalties from the fees that the church is charging. The church has hired a lawyer to defend itself. We'll see how this plays out. What do you think? Does the lady have a right to royalties or does the fact that she ruined the painting, and did the job without being authorized diminish her claim?

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