Hot Maxim cover girl Monica Hansen is suing a plastic surgeon for using pictures of her to advertise on his website. According to the lawsuit, Hansen claims her doc, Dr. Leonard M. Hochstein, splashed pictures of her all across his website without her permission.
– Come on Lenny, you know you have to get permission if she is recognizable.
Update 1/28/09 – Dr. Hochstein called to clarify the story:
He stated that he feels blindsided by this legal action having known Ms Hansen for many years. He always obtains permission from his patients before their images appear on his site and did so on multiple occasions in this case. Ms Hansen even approved which images could be used before they were placed, according to the doctor.
Looks like he is OK on this one.
John Di Saia MD