Los Angeles: Pop sensation Justin Bieber is threatening to sue a media outlet which published nude photos of him during his vacation in Bora Bora.
His legal team has sent a cease and desist letter to the publication after the shots began spreading online, a magazine said.
We recently became informed that your company has obtained and is distributing unauthorised photographs of our Client including images showing him without clothing, the letter read.
According to the cease and desist letter, Bieber's legal team is demanding the removal of the nude pictures from the publication's website within 12 hours.
21-year-old Bieber's legal team say the publication of the nude photos is a violation of the singer's publicity and privacy rights.
The photos also infringe on the What Do You Mean singer's trademarks.
The cease and desist letter acknowledged that the nude photos are indeed Bieber's, despite some speculation that the shots were photo shopped to look like him.