Parent's Of An Underage Model Are Suing Urban Outfitters For Using Provocative Pic On T-Shirt!

Mon, August 22, 2011 1:24pm EST by 5 Comments

Parents of 16-year-old model Hailey are suing the brand for selling tees with a ‘salacious’ picture of the then 15-year-old.

Hailey Clauson is a successful, 16-year-old model who has appeared in editorials for Vogue Russia, Vogue China and T Style, along with campaigns for Gucci, Zara, Jill Stuart, DSquared — and while she’s used to posing in all sorts of positions, her parents are suing Urban Outfitters for selling tees and other merchandise with the image of the teen that were taken back in April when Hailey was 15-years-old, claiming they weren’t notified that the sexually suggestive image would be used.

Along with the store, they’re also suring the photographer, Jason Lee Perry, seeking damages that exceed $28 million.

According to the lawsuit:

“She is posed in a blatantly salacious manner with her legs spread, without a bra, revealing portions of her breasts.

The image of Teen in a spread eagle position making her crotch area the focal point of the image may portray a child in a sexually suggestive manner and may be in violation of one or more federal and/or state laws.”

What do you think? Are the pictures out of line or are the parents overreacting?

Katrina Mitzeliotis

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Posted at 5:33 PM on March 17, 2013  

Can I simply just say what a relief to discover someone thattruly understands what they’re discussing online. You certainly understand how to bring a problem to light and make it important. More and more people ought to check this out and understand this side of the story. I was surprised that you’re not more popular because you most certainly have the gift.

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Posted at 2:48 PM on August 22, 2011  

um i dont see any boob. And she gave consent when she did this pose. There is no reason to sue them, when she did it.

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Posted at 4:18 AM on August 25, 2011  

Well @Jesi, u aint right if you think this is right! You can go let your kid take a pic like this and approve. You’d be headed in the right direction- yea right!

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Man from Modesto

Posted at 2:23 PM on August 22, 2011  

I concur completely with the parents. I pray our Father in Heaven will give them justice. This is disgusting no matter what the age is. This girl is a teen. The region of the brain which processes long term consequences achieves full development around the age of 21. This young girl has been taken advantage of.

Please, please, please- let justice prevail!

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Posted at 2:14 PM on August 22, 2011  

parents are absolutely right. this is beyond inappropriate. the bigger question though is where were they when this photo was being taken? If I saw my daughter starting to pose even close to something like this, the shoot would be over immediately.

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