CLEVELAND – An Ohio TV newswoman has won a lawsuit against Hustler over publication of a photograph showing her dancing naked in a wet T-shirt contest.
The Plain Dealer newspaper reports a federal jury Thursday sided with Catherine Bosley and her husband over an image taken at a Florida bar in 2003. The jury awarded them $135,000 plus attorney fees.
Bosley and her husband gained rights to her contest photos after a photographer posted them online. She resigned from WKBN-TV in Youngstown and now works at WOIO-TV in Cleveland.
Larry Flynt's Hustler magazine printed one of the photos in 2006. The 2008 lawsuit claimed the publication failed to get Bosley's permission to print the photo. Hustler's attorneys argued they didn't need permission.
It's unclear if Hustler Inc. will appeal the decision.