Carmen Electra filed a federal lawsuit against a Queens strip club after they allegedly used a sexy image of her in club advertisements.
La Oficina Bar is the target of a lawsuit filed by singer-actress Electra accusing the Corona, Queens, establishment of using her image in a club advertisement on Instagram, the New York Daily News reported.
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“This image shows Electra in a sexually suggestive outfit and was intentionally altered to make it appear that Electra was either a stripper working at La Oficina or endorsed the club,” the suit filed in Brooklyn Federal Court was quoted by the Daily News.
Models Tiffany Toth, Claudia Sanpedro and Brenda Lee Geiger have joined Electra in suing the club, alleging that La Oficina also used their images without permission, theDaily Mailhas reported. Each plaintiff is seeking at least $75,000 in damages due to defamation and trademark infringement.
According to the lawsuit, Electra and the other models claim that the alleged use of their images has led to“hatred, shame, obloquy, contumely, odium, contempt, ridicule, aversion, ostracism, degradation, or disgrace, and/or could induce an evil opinion of plaintiffs in the minds of right-thinking persons,” the Daily News added.