Playboy Models Sue Strip Clubs Over Unauthorized Image Use

Legal-Bay, a Cash Funding Firm, says that seven former Playboy Playmates and 18 professional models recently filed a lawsuit in Manhattan over unauthorized use of their photos in "doctored ads" for strip clubs.

Feb 10, 2016, 10:15 ET from Legal-Bay LLC

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, reported today that seven former Playboy Playmates and 18 professional models recently filed a lawsuit in Manhattan over unauthorized use of their photos in "doctored ads" for strip clubs in New York and New Jersey. According to the lawsuit, the women argue that any improper or unauthorized use of their images "substantially injures their careers." An article in The NY Post states that Jessica Burciaga, Playboy Playmate of the Month in February of 2009, Playboy model Brooke Taylor, and model Rachel Koren are just a few of the women plaintiffs involved in the suit. Jessica Burciaga says her photo was used for an ad for Stiletto, where she is shown in a "pink bikini top." Brooke Taylor is shown in an altered photo for the Stiletto Nanuet club, where the ad has her topless "in red wings and panties while shooting a bow and arrow," according to Fox News. Rachel Koren has photos of her wearing "sexually suggestive" outfits that were used in "at least two ads for the Diamond Club and Stiletto."

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