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Thursday, April 06, 2006

Payout for Cameron Diaz over topless photos

The actor Cameron Diaz has been awarded damages in a civil lawsuit against a photographer who took pictures of her topless when she was 19 and later tried to sell them back to her for $3.5m (about £2m).

A superior court judge awarded an undisclosed sum to Diaz and dismissed a countersuit filed by the photographer, John Rutter.

Diaz sued Rutter in July 2003, saying a model release form was forged.

Rutter countersued, accusing Diaz of fraud and breach of contract.

He was convicted last year of forgery, perjury and attempted grand larceny and jailed for almost four years.
The Guardian
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