Urban Outfitters Sued Over 'Salacious' Teen Photos

Underage model's family seeking $28M
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 19, 2011 5:03 AM CDT
Pedestrians pass in front of 'Urban Outfitters' on 6th Ave. and 14th street in Manhattan.    (Getty Images)

(Newser) – The parents of a 15-year-old model aren't happy about sexually suggestive pictures of their daughter appearing on T-shirts all over the country. The mom and pop are suing Urban Outfitters and a commercial photographer for $28 million, claiming that they never gave permission for the "salacious" photos to be used on clothing and other merchandise, the New York Daily News reports.

"She is posed in a blatantly salacious manner with her legs spread, without a bra, revealing portions of her breasts," and other photos show her with beer and riding a motorcycle without a helmet, the lawsuit states. The girl's parents have requested that her name be kept secret because she is well-known in the modeling industry and "her image and identity have been exposed on national TV and in other media." But the New York Post identifies her as Halley Clauson, a now-16-year-old who has worked for Gucci and Donna Karan, among others. Click to see a photo of one of the shots under fire.

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