No grounds for Wet T-Shirt suit

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - The federal appeals court in Atlanta says a woman
who took part in sexually explicit contests at a Daytona Beach,
Fla., hotel two months shy of her 18th birthday cannot sue over
Internet images of her, even though she was a minor.

According to court documents, Julie Amanda Tilton participated
in two wet T-shirt contests observed by 300 to 400 people, many
with video cameras, at The Desert Inn during spring break in March
2001.

A federal judge rejected Tilton's claim she was a sexually
exploited minor, saying she failed to prove the photos harmed her.
A three-judge panel upheld that ruling Thursday but reversed denial
of attorney fees to Tilton from a photographer.


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