Teen Model Hailey Clauson's $28 Million Lawsuit Dismissed Against Jason Lee Parry

 American teen model Hailey Clauson made headlines when her parents decided to take legal action against photographer Jason Lee Parry and Urban Outfitters. Clauson's parents were angered over the use of a photo they deemed to be "sexually suggestive" which ended up on a t-shirt sold in Urban Outfitters. The photo showed Clauson sitting backwards on a motorbike with her legs open. The lawsuit filed read:
"She is posed in a blatantly salacious manner with her legs spread, without a bra, revealing portions of her breasts. The image of Teen in a spread eagle position making her crotch area the focal point of the image may portray a child in a sexually suggestive manner and may be in violation of one or more federal and/or state laws." 
Jason Lee Parry has now been dismissed by a NYC judge, who ruled that “he did not conduct business in New York, he did not commit a [harmful] act in New York, or commit a [harmful] act outside of New York which caused injury in New York”. 

However, Urban Outfitters and the t-shirt manufacturer responsible for the t-shirt, Blood Is the New Black, remain as defendants in the case. 

Speaking on the case, Jason Lee Parry's representative commented that Clauson's parents are using the case to make money and further their daughter's career: 
"This is not only a big win for Jason Lee Parry but for freedom of expression and image making for all photographers worldwide. In a case that was based upon illegitimate facts from the teen model’s lawyers and parents and a scheme to not only make money and promote their daughters career but also to defame an innocent and rising up and coming photographer in Jason Lee Parry in the process."
 Below is the photograph which was used on the t-shirts in question - you can see the full editorial shot by Jason Lee Parry here.


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