September 21, 1999 03:12pm
WWF Sues Playboy
NEW YORK (AP) - The World Wrestling Federation wants to get Playboy in the ring over some nude photos of former women's champion Sable.
Rena Mero, aka Sable, has twice appeared in Playboy and wants to do it again in the Oct. 19 newsstand issue, which isn't mailed to subscribers.
But the WWF filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to block release of the issue and demanding the profits from an appearance Mrs. Mero made in Playboy last month. The federation claims it created the sex-kitten Sable image.
Playboy had no comment.
Mrs. Mero, who lives in Amelia Beach, Fla., filed a $110 million lawsuit against the WWF in June. She accused the federation of trying to degrade her with plans for a lesbian story line, exposure of her breasts on television and appearances in sexually degrading photos.
She has said she considers it tasteful to pose in Playboy.
Mrs. Mero was stripped of her championship belt in May after refusing to go along with the plans.