First Alert Weather Alert: Flood Warning expires at 8:00 AM on 4/18, issued at 10:44 AM Bryceville, FL | Callahan, FL | Fernandina Beach, FL | Glen Saint Mary, FL

Woman sues website over 'attractive' mug shot photo

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 2/28 8:34 am
TAMPA, Fla. -- A 28-year-old mother of four has filed a lawsuit against a background check website, saying the company used her attractive arrest booking photo for commercial and advertising purposes, without compensating her or even getting her permission.

Meagan Simmons of Zephyrhills filed the lawsuit in Hillsborough County Court against InstantCheckmate.com.

In her lawsuit, she says all the exposure has disturbed her peace of mind, invaded her privacy and caused her mental anguish. The suit seeks monetary damages and an injunction to prevent further use of her picture.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that Simmons' image popped up on countless websites where she was branded "a hot convict."

The photo was taken during a 2010 DUI charge.
Share
5 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

The views expressed here do not necessarily represent those of Action News Jacksonville

nativejax - 2/28/2014 1:26 PM
0 Votes
I do think your right Old Dog, its basically open to the public once you get it on file.

Old Dog - 2/28/2014 1:13 PM
2 Votes
Aren't mug shots public property? They must be because I see them all the time, so what makes this person so special, had she not been arrested, her photo would never have been shown without her permission.

imtellin - 2/28/2014 11:03 AM
0 Votes
attractive ??? you gotts to be fuggin kidding right ??? she looks like a dog.. i wouldn't do her with your pecker, & the rest of hillsborough pushing !!! what did she get busted for, sex with a broomstick ???

king kaos - 2/28/2014 10:13 AM
0 Votes
what a dumb hooker... dont break your streak of being a lowlife loser by doing something useful you slob, go ahead and sue some hardworking job provider instead. Youre the one who got arrested and charged with a DUI and thats not like taking an upskirt photo of your well used semen dumpster, this is on a public website pertaining to a public issue. I would be willing to say all the people that lose loved ones to DUI everyday or every year are truly streesed by the fact your driving around all messed up, and lets not forget about the 4 kids you have sitting at home waiting for mommy to come home from the bar with "new daddy". People like this are nothing but a burden to society. Get lost low life and how about trying to work for your money(and not by laying on your back)

Lulu2013 - 2/28/2014 9:39 AM
1 Vote
Wow! I need to really think about my life and find something that I can sue someone about. If this idiot can, then I can too! LOL
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.