You may have already forgotten about it, but in 2011 the video on «S & M» sued on charges of plagiarism not only photographer David LaChapelle (who later won the case).
German photographer Philip Paulus (Philipp Paulus) (which at the time of filing a claim was 19 years old), says that in the video «S & M» copied his series «Paperworld», published in 2010 (and has not received a wide popularity).
At that time, the court dismissed the case. While the representatives of the company «Universal Music», acknowledged “some similarity”, “soil” for the initiation of the case was not.
Now Paulus has filed a counterclaim on the company «Universal Music» for damage (it is not clear whether financial, moral, or simply protested the decision.) If he wins, «Universal», inter alia, will lose the right to control the music video for «S & M» - in particular, to show it in any media. (Most likely, it means that Rihanna’s official channels it can also be removed).