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Lara Stone Wins Case Against French Playboy


>> "I think
naughty shoots suit my personality," said Lara Stone, who has seen her career grow with controversial images — like those of her in black face, or more recently, those banned from Australia for being "suggestive of rape and violence." "I don't mind doing a straightforward fashion shoot, but it's more fun when there's something naughty in it."

She does mind, however, when images of her are published without permission. In July, she sued French Playboy and photographer Greg Lotus for putting unauthorized photos in the magazine's June 2010 issue. ''Playboy had no right to publish these unauthorised photographs," Stone said at the time. "It's not the kind of publication I would ever choose to appear in. I feel I have no option but to take steps to protect my reputation.''

The case has come to a close, with Stone winning "significant" damages, which she will donate to Great Ormond Street Hospital. Through a statement released by her law firm, Stone said: ''No woman wants photos of them to be published in Playboy without permission. I'm very pleased to have won the case, although of course I would rather not have had to take legal action at all.'' Playboy has also been ordered to publish a prominent legal statement in its next edition, confirming that it has infringed on Stone's image rights.

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