Actress Jessica Alba, who appears in a bikini on the cover of Playboy's March issue, is threatening to sue the magazine, claiming that Hugh Hefner & Co. are trying to make it seem that she appears in a 'nude or semi-nude pictorial.' In a February 23 legal threat letter, a copy of which you'll find below, Alba's lawyer demands that Playboy cease distributing the magazine and provide the 25-year-old actress with a 'monetary settlement' for its unauthorized use of her image for commercial purposes.

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Should Jessica Alba win a lawsuit against Playboy?
Actress Jessica Alba, who appears in a bikini on the cover of Playboy`s March issue, is threatening to sue the magazine, claiming that Hugh Hefner & Co. are trying to make it seem that she appears in a `nude or semi-nude pictorial.` In a February 23 legal threat letter, a copy of which you`ll find below, Alba`s lawyer demands that Playboy cease distributing the magazine and provide the 25-year-old actress with a `monetary settlement` for its unauthorized use of her image for commercial purposes.

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16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 3/4/06 - 9:09:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
Nah... it isn't as if they promised nudies of her or anything like that on the cover, it just states she's the sexiest celeb of the year... if readers assume there are nudies, it's their problem, not the mags...
16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 3/4/06 - 9:15:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't know...
16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 3/4/06 - 9:17:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
IF her image was used illegally, she should definitely win.
16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 3/4/06 - 10:39:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
Oh boohoo.
16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 3/4/06 - 10:47:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
No. But, even if she wins, how is it going to hurt Playbody Enterprises? I mean, c'mon.
16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 3/4/06 - 10:48:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 3/4/2006 9:17:33 PM Songseeker1 wrote:
IF her image was used illegally, she should definitely win.

I agree.

16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/5/06 - 5:40:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/5/06 - 6:04:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, I would be pissed off too.
16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/5/06 - 6:05:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, I think she should. She didn't want to be on the cover and they put her on anyway.
16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/5/06 - 10:21:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 3/4/2006 9:17:33 PM Songseeker1 wrote:
IF her image was used illegally, she should definitely win.

16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 3/9/06 - 2:13:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes. It's her reputation she is trying to protect.
16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 3/9/06 - 2:17:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 3/9/2006 2:13:40 PM ang2pang wrote:
Yes. It's her reputation she is trying to protect.

Good point.
I think this is definitely about rep for her.

16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 3/20/06 - 5:59:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 3/4/2006 10:39:41 PM AndDieNow wrote:
Oh boohoo.

exactly!
16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 3/22/06 - 9:59:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
What does she care? With the amount of people buying that f*cking magazine I'd be stoked (assuming I was a woman) that more people would be reading about me and keeping me famous and making more movies/money. I used to respect her based on the Rolling Stone article but she just lost all the respect I had for her. What a whiny little c*nt.
16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 3/22/06 - 10:03:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 3/9/2006 2:13:40 PM ang2pang wrote:
Yes. It's her reputation she is trying to protect.

What image?
She wasn't nude, nor did they allude to her being nude.
The only thing she has is they used it without her permission, which seems odd as a magazine the size of playboy usually has all those areas covered.

something isn't right, I thinks.

16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 3/22/06 - 10:09:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
They don't make as much money as they used to, that's what's not right, so they just do crap like this.
16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 3/22/06 - 10:31:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/0228062alba1.html

Wolf charges that Playboy initially offered to pay Alba to appear on the cover, but that they were flatly turned down.

The magazine, he added, then resorted to a ruse to obtain a promotional photo of a bikini-clad Alba from Columbia Pictures. That sultry image, from the film "Into the Blue," appears on Playboy's cover.

Along with the legal letter from Wolf, a partner at the Los Angeles firm Lavely & Singer, Playboy also received a February 24 letter from a Columbia executive expressing the studio's dismay over the "outrageous, unethical behavior utilized by Playboy personnel to obtain" the Alba promotional photograph. While reserving its legal rights, the studio is demanding an apology for both it and Alba."

It would appear that Playboy asked to use the image, was refused, and used it anyway.

Jessica Alba should win her lawsui

16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 3/22/06 - 10:31:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
Jessica Alba should win her lawsuit.
16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 3/22/06 - 10:37:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
If what the lawyer alleges is true, I agree, she should definitely win.
16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 3/22/06 - 10:39:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
FOr once, I agree with wanderer.
16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 3/22/06 - 10:57:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
For once, I do not.

The magazine didn't do anything illegal. Underhanded? Yes. But not illegal. If you're so particular about your reputation or embarassed about particular pictures of you, then don't sell the copyrights to those pictures!

Not that it matters.... she gets plenty of free publicity whether she wins or loses... which I'm sure, is all she really cares about anyway.

16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/26/06 - 12:05:33 AM EST (GMT-5)
Sheesh. I think people need to stop sueing each other for every little thing! I'm going to sue YT for allowing this question to be posted!
16 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Saturday 4/1/06 - 7:40:34 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 3/9/2006 2:13:40 PM ang2pang wrote:
Yes. It's her reputation she is trying to protect.

If she's worried about her "reputation", she should stay the hell away from Playboy!
16 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Saturday 4/1/06 - 7:52:42 AM EST (GMT-5)
Having said that, Playboy shouldn't be able to get away with crap like that either. Sue Hugh! Sue Hugh! I suspect she chickened out for some reason. She certainly isn't going to hurt Playboy's sales by refusing. Hugh has naked beauties throwing themselves at him, and just look at him! Why would anyone in Playboy's upper management do something that stupid and flagrantly illegal? Doesn't make sense.
16 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Saturday 4/1/06 - 11:03:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 4/1/2006 7:40:34 AM whattowhere wrote:
On 3/9/2006 2:13:40 PM ang2pang wrote: Yes. It's her reputation she is trying to protect. If she's worried about her "reputation", she should stay the hell away from Playboy!

Umm she didn't go near Playboy, it's not her fault


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