Archive for July 31st, 2009

July 31, 2009

How Embarrassing!

There’s a model suing a company because a photo of him is being used in an ad for prostate problems.  The guy says the company “defamed him by illegally using his photograph in an ad touting its prostate device”, and that the ad alarmed his mother.  The model, who’s photo was taken in 1998 during a shoot where he claims a release wasn’t signed, is seeking a jury trial and over $75,000 in general damages.  He also wants the company to be permanently banned from using his picture.  He, according to the article, appears in an ad that runs a disclaimer at the bottom stating that the person pictured isn’t the actual patient, but he also appears in an ad for the same product used in a hospital, which doesn’t have a disclaimer.

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