What’s the old saying, class? If you don’t want your nude pictures showing up in a magazine or the Internet, don’t pose naked. Someone evidently forgot to tell news anchor Catherine Bosley that. Even so, Bosley today was awarded $135,000 [plus attorneys fees] in a lawsuit she had filed against Larry Flynt.
Flynt, according to Bosley printed pics of her in Hustler without her permission. The photos were taken in 2003 when the then-37-year-old television reporter participated in a Key West Florida bar’s wet T-shirt contest and ultimately disrobed.
The photographer who captured images of Bosley posted them online. She and her husband later negotiated with the photographer for rights to the photos. Bosley lost her job at a CBS-affiliate station in Youngstown when the pics went viral. She was later hired at WOIO Channel 19 where she now co-anchors the noon newscast and reports other newscasts.
Bosley’s Cleveland-based lawyers Andrew Kabat and Richard Haber argued that the magazine blatantly violated her rights failing to get her permission to print the photo. Their only motive was to make money off the image, the lawyers argued.
Instead they plucked a photo from the Internet in which her breast was partially exposed. It was one of the photos Bosley owned the copyright for.
Hustler’s lawyers argued that they didn’t need permission to publish the photograph and didn’t seek it after their law firm advised them they didn’t have to.
Flynt’s company continued to fight and appeal the case but was turned down by a panel of appeals court judges this week.
Bosley’s attorney Andrew Kabat said he was proud of the anchor for sticking up for her rights in this case, even though it hasn’t been easy for her.
He said Bosley didn’t want to speak about the case at this time.
* www.dailymotion.com/video/xl2byy_catherine-bosley-tv-newswoman-nude-strip_sexy Hint: Bosley’s the blond with her hair pinned up