‘Hot Convict’ Sues Over Web Use of Her Photo

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 at 10:55 am

She should be happy she’s called hot. You’ve probably seen her all over the place is you regularly web surf. Now she’s attracting even more attention to herself. Maybe she should’ve considered future notoriety before driving drunk.

Meagan Simmons’ attractive mugshot made her a sort of internet sensation for a while. That is to say, people thought she was totally hot and decided to make her face a meme.

She didn’t mind it so much. She even bragged about it.

But now that a background check website has decided to use her image for some of their promotional use, Simmons has decided to sue them.

She is, of course, looking for monetary compensation.

The 28-year-old Simmons, who hails from Zephyrhills, Florida and is a mother of four, was pulled over and booked on a DUI charge in 2010.

Last year she didn’t seem to mind:

Last year, the mother of four from Zephyrhills tweeted “look who made the cut!” when her photo was part of an Inside Edition special about hot mugshots. She did interviews with the Huffington Post and the Daily Mail in April. There was even chatter she’d pose for Playboy if given the opportunity.

Now not so much:

Simmons is accusing the site, InstantCheckmate.com, of using her hot mugshot for their marketing purposes without compensating her, or asking for her permission.

The website is using her image, the lawsuit says, with a caption that reads, “Sometimes the cute ones aren’t that innocent.”

According to her lawyer, that super hot mug is intellectual property that must be paid for.

“At the end of the day, this is actually about intellectual property,” attorney Matthew Crist said. “If someone is going to use your image they need to pay you for it.”

Intellectual property? Good luck with that, sister. She’s so upset by all the attention she calls herself @meagabeauty on Twitter and boasts about it. Perhaps she needs some cash for more bad plastic surgery. She looked better in her mugshot.



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