'Hot Chicks' Don't Really Dig Simon & Schuster

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'Hot Chicks' Don't Really Dig Simon & Schuster

Fri Oct 24, 2008 @ 12:50AM PST

By Eriq Gardner

Hard to believe that a major book publisher would put the photographs of three women in a book titled "Hot Chicks With Douchebags" without making sure to get permission.

But allegedly, Simon & Schuster never got consent from Yvette Gorzelany, Joanna Obiedzinski, and Paulina Pakos before publication. Now the three women are suing in New Jersey Superior Court claiming infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy, and defamation in a new lawsuit.

The women were photographed at a New Jersey club and the photographs were sold to the publisher. The complaint doesn't include details about the photographer, the purchase, and what attempts if any Simon & Schuster made to satisfy any obligation for consent.

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