Ex-Playmates fume over ads: We’re models, not strippers!

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016 at 8:50 am

It’s one thing to take your clothes off for Playboy — but quite another thing to be depicted as a stripper, a new Manhattan lawsuit charges.

Seven former Playboy Playmates and 18 other professional models filed suit in Manhattan Tuesday, saying their photos were “illegally” used in doctored ads for the popular clubs Lace, Stiletto and Diamond Club Gentleman’s Cabaret in New York and Jersey.

For example, the Stiletto Nanuet club altered a photo of Playboy model Brooke Taylor, 30, a “world-renowned model who has appeared in Playboy, FHM, Maxim and Stuff,” the federal suit says.

The ad shows the stunning blonde topless and clad in red wings and panties while shooting a bow and arrow, court papers say.

The nudie club tweeted the photo last year with the message: “Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Stiletto! Come grab yourself a girlfriend tonight.”

But the women’s lawyer, John Golaszewski, notes in the suit that “not only was this image altered to make it appear that Taylor was a stripper working at Stiletto, but the copy . . . also implies that patrons of Stiletto could come ‘grab’ Taylor and make her their ‘girlfriend.’ ”

Clothing designer Jessica Burciaga — who was crowned Playboy Playmate of the Month for February 2009 and dubbed Jennifer Lopez’s doppleganger — is also a plaintiff in the lawsuit.

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