'Kristen' Lawyer Scolds Media Over Racy Pics

Photo spreads of call girl may violate copyright law
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 15, 2008 4:20 PM CDT
This undated image obtained from a MySpace webpage shows a woman identified as Ashley Alexandra Dupre. (AP Photo)   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The lawyer for Ashley Alexandra Dupre—the call girl known as "Kristen" to resigned New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer—blasted the media yesterday for unauthorized use of revealing photos of the 22-year-old. Attorney Don D. Buchwald said the media has thrust Dupre into the "public glare" without her consent, the AP reports.

Since Dupre's identity was revealed this week, the New York Post and Daily News have filled pages with suggestive photos of the budding singer. Her lawyer charges that the pics have "nothing to do with the Spitzer story" and says their publication may violate federal copyright laws. A Post photo spread prompted the lawyer's comments, reports the Wall Street Journal.