Bieber's legal team states the publication of the photos represents a violation of the singer's publicity and privacy rights.

By Karen Mizoguchi
Updated October 08, 2015 09:00 PM
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Justin Bieber’s legal team is threatening to sue The New York Daily News over nude photos of the singer on vacation in Bora Bora.

The 21-year-old’s representatives at the law firm of Myman Greenspan Fineman Fox Light LLP sent a cease and desist letter to the publication, demanding the immediate removal of the photos from its website, in addition to compliance within 12 hours of receipt.

“We recently became informed that your company has obtained and is distributing unauthorized photographs of our Client including images showing him without clothing,” reads the letter obtained by The Hollywood Reporter.

The nude photos – originally published on Wednesday – show the stripped-down star taking a dip in his private pool with model Jayde Pierce. As of the following day, the photos remain on the New York Daily News website.

Bieber’s legal team states the publication of the photos represents a violation of the singer’s publicity and privacy rights. According to the letter, the photos also infringe on Bieber’s trademarks.