Eight models are suing a strip club for using their images for promotional material!
The Mansion Gentlemen's Club & Steakhouse is being sued for “damages and injunctive relief relating to Defendants’ theft, alteration, and unauthorized publication of images of Plaintiffs, each of whom are world renowned professional models, to promote their strip club.”
The Orange County strip club is being accused of taking images from their social media accounts and using the photos to imply that they are strippers or support the club.
The models include:
- Alana Campos, Los Angeles, who has been published in Playboy and appeared in campaigns for Arden B and Target;
- Jessica Hinton, Los Angeles, who has appeared on “Baywatch” and hosted TV’s “Victory Poker”;
- Ursula Mayes, Orange County, California, who was “suitcase model #5” on the game show “Deal or No Deal” and who has appeared on “The Jay Leno Show”.
- Jaclyn Swedberg, San Bernadino County, California, who has worked on TV series such as “Badass”;
- Brooke Taylor-Johnson, Santa Barbara, California, who has appeared in Maxim magazine and on billboards for Fredrick’s of Hollywood and Coors Light; and
- Tiffany Toth-Gray, Orange County, California, who has been featured in Maxim and Seventeen magazines.
- Jaime Edmonson-Longoria, a 2010 Playmate of the Month
The models want the strip club to stop using their image and are also seeking compensation for ad spots that have already run.
A club rep said they had not yet seen the lawsuit and couldn’t comment.