Private Studio| Supermodel Lara Stone has won ‘significant’ damages from the French edition of Playboy magazine for printing her unauthorized images. Stone filed the case in July 2010 against photographer Greg Lotus in a Paris court under French image rights legislation, saying then that she did not consent for the pictures to appear in the magazine.
Lara Stone will donate the money to the Great Ormond Street Hospital. Playboy has been ordered to publish a legal statement confirming that it is guilty of infringing Stone’s image rights.
Lara’s statement read: “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.”