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Model Sues Couples Retreat for 'Degrading' Use of Photo

Irina Krupnik objects to being used as 'masturbatory prop'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 12, 2010 7:07 AM CST

(Newser) – 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."


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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.”
(Read more Irina Krupnik stories.)

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