Irina Krupnik found herself making an unwanted cameo in Couples Retreat when a bikini shot taken 10 years ago turned up as, er, inspiration for a character played by Jon Favreau to masturbate while his wife is in the powder room. Now the former model is suing NBC Universal for $10 million. The studio says it has the rights to use the photo, but Krupnik's lawyer says the release she signed doesn't cover its use in a "sexual and degrading context."
Making the situation even more degrading, say court documents, is the fact that Favreau is a “much older, dessicated” and “overweight” character. “Certainly, NBC Universal has the resources” to find a willing participant in such “lascivious” behavior, Krupnik’s lawyer tells the New York Post. The entire situation, he notes rather oddly, “would be a crime if Mr. Favreau attempted it on a New York City subway.”