Urban outfitters is being sued for $28million over a sexually suggestive image of a 15-year-old model used on merchandise
The parents of a 15-year-old model are suing fashion chain Urban Outfitters after salacious images of their daughter posing with her legs spread and not wearing a bra were used on merchandise.
At the centre of the case is photographer Jason Lee Parry who took the erotic picture in March 2010. The parents of the unnamed girl claim they did not give permission for the photographs to be used on T-shirts and other apparel.
The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan today, alleges: ‘She is posed in a blatantly salacious manner with her legs spread, without a bra, revealing portions of her breasts.
‘The image of the Teen is spread eagle position making her crotch area the focal point of the image may portray a child in a sexually suggestive mannerand may be in violation of one or more federal and/or state laws.’
Other images of the girl show her with a beer and riding a motorcycle. Another controversial picture appears to suggest pubic hair.
Her parents have requested the girl’s name remain private as her identity has been exposed on national TV and other media outlets.