Monday, July 12, 2010

Frivolous Lawsuit Follies--Celebrity Lawsuit Tossed!

In March on Bad Lawyer, I told you about former bikini model Irina Krupnik who filed a lawsuit in Manhattan against the filmmakers of the movie Couple's Retreat in which she contended that a photo of herself, was used in the movie as a "masturbatory prop" by one of the characters played by the actor Jon Favreau 

The New York Daily News is reporting that Ms. Krupnik's lawsuit was tossed. 

The ridiculous lawsuit was dismissed on the obvious basis that Ms. Krupnik signed a "release" that specifically provided for her photos being commercially sold and re-sold.  Lawsuits like this always seem to me to be about obtaining publicity, and in this regard it appears to have succeeded.

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