Paris, France (AHN) – Dutch supermodel Lara Stone has won “significant” damages from the French edition of Playboy magazine for printing her unauthorized images. The 26-year-old Calvin Klein model sued the men’s magazine in July after the images were published a month before.
Stone filed a case against the magazine and photographer Greg Lotus in a Paris court under French image rights legislation. She said that she did not consent for the pictures to appear on the magazine.
The high fashion model said she will donate the undisclosed amount to the Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Playboy has been ordered to publish a legal statement in its next issue to confirm that it was found guilty of infringing Stone’s image rights.
She said in a statement released by her law firm Schillings, “No woman wants photos of them to be published in Playboy without permission. I’m very pleased to have won the case, although of course I would rather not have had to take legal action at all.”