This hottie no Playboy centrefold!
While sexy semi-nude pictures are surely titillating to a man's senses, Jessica Alba,whose bikini-clad body graces the cover of Playboy's March issue, isn't particularly happy about it.Updated: Mar 02, 2006 19:00 IST
While sexy semi-nude pictures are surely titillating to a man's senses, Sin City star Jessica Alba,whose bikini-clad body graces the cover of Playboy's March issue, isn't particularly happy about it.
In a letter obtained by the Smoking Gun website from the legal department of Columbia Pictures to the men's magazine's legal department, Alba has reportedly threatened to sue the publication for causing "immeasurable harm" to her reputation and career.
According to the actress' attorney, Brian Wolf, his client was approached by the magazine about posing for photos in connection with an article on Hollywood's 25 sexiest celebrities, but that she made a flat-out rejection of the offer and also denied Playboy permission to use her picture.
However despite Alba's refusal, her lawyer alleges that Playboy went ahead and obtained a publicity photo of the Into the Blue star under false pretenses.
"In featuring Ms. Alba's photograph on the cover of Playboy's March issue, it is clear that Playboy's intent was to create a false belief and/or expectation among the public that Ms. Alba voluntarily appeared in the nude, or semi-nude and that a revealing pictorial of her in contained in Playboy's March issue," E!Online quoted Wolf, as saying.
On behalf of his wronged client, Wolf demands that Playboy stop circulating the issue and offer the 24-year-old actress a "monetary settlement" for damaging her reputation by implying she's "nude or semi-nude" in the publication - which she is not.
The magazine's allegedly unauthorized use of Alba's photo also earned a stern rebuke from Sony Pictures' legal department, which expressed "dismay and anger over the outrageous, unethical behavior utilized by Playboy personnel" to obtain the cover shot.
First Published: Mar 02, 2006 19:00 IST