July 31, 2003 08:19am
Cameron Diaz Suing to Stop Topless Photos
Source: Sky News
Hollywood beauty Cameron Diaz is suing to stop a photographer from releasing topless pictures of her taken before she became famous.
The star of films such as Charlie's Angels and Something About Mary filed suit in Los Angeles earlier this month to stop snapper John Rutter from selling the compromising photographs.
Diaz, 30, alleged in documents filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, that a signature of hers releasing the pictures taken by Rutter had been forged.
Her publicist, Brad Cafarelli, refused to say what exactly was in the pictures, but according to Rutter, they include topless shots of her when she was 21.
Cafarelli accused Rutter of attempted extortion, prompting LA County investigators to go to the photographer's apartment last month.
No criminal charges have been filed against him.
A hearing on Diaz's request for an injunction blocking sale of the pictures will be held on August 18.
Additional in depth analysis of this story can be found at the CNN link below concerning the charge of extortion.