Actress Liz Hurley is seeking to claim damages over photographs taken of her with her former boyfriend Hugh Grant and new husband Arun Nayar.
The snaps were taken when the trio were on holiday together in the Maldives in October last year, the Press Gazette reports.
In a high court writ, all three individuals are seeking damages including infringement of their rights to privacy, breach of confidence and misuse of private information.
They are said to be suing Big Pictures and Eliot Press for damages of up to £100,000 based on the money made by the picture agencies as a result of the images.
Additionally, they are seeking compensation under the Data Protection Act and an injunction banning the two firms from republishing the photographs.
Hurley and Grant, who had been together for 13 years, announced they were separating in May 2000.