I wonder what Hailey thinks of all this. I wonder if she even got a say in suing UO/Parry or if it was all her parents decision. It'll be a shame if it ruins her career if she didn't even want any of this to happen...
I know that's not really in relation to the rest of your post but I just wanted to comment on this. Why do people think it's ok to take shots like that of her just because she had done a few sexy shoots already? She was barely 15 (her birthday is in March) when those pictures were taken, there's a reason there are laws to protect children from that because they're NOT responsible for themselve in such cases. How can a 14 year old judge what intentions a photographer or client has when putting her in raunchy outfits and making her pose like this and how it will affect her later on? All other points aside I don't see why everyone's blaming Hailey for the over-sexualized image created around her when she was just a kid at the time.
I agree. What I meant is that I think it's ridiculous how Hailey's parents only seem to care when they aren't making bank.
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Summary of Parry's initial response to HC's lawyer, for those who haven't read it.
- All images used for the edtorial in question, he had permission from her agent at Ford models.
- He always sends agents photos before sending them to magazines.
- He gave Blood Is The New Black around 100 photos to use for shirts for the small company. He had no idea that the photos would be on shirts for Urban Outfitters.
- As soon as he saw they were on shirts at UO, he contacted her agencies, Ford and Next.
- He's the reason they knew about it.
- He called BITNB and told them to not to use the images of Hailey.
- He was trying to work it out with Next LA and NY. Talked about getting money from the shirts and how Hailey and Next should get 20 percent.
- Agency were going to check with Hailey's parents and then get back to him.
- He believes the agency sounded like they wanted the image to stay in UO.
- No one got back to him on the matter.
- Image at Brandy and Melville was taken from a blog.
- Stylist saw it in their store which is how Parry was alerted of it.
- Owner of store admitted that a worker took the image from a blog.
- Tried to work it out so that they could use the shirt, as company had changed the image 40 percent from the original. Parry called Next to see if they wanted to work out a deal with Brandy and Melville. Sounded like they did and said they'd get back to him.
- Parry did NOT get a model release. He claimes because it was a test/editorial and he thought the agency had it covered.
- He thinks Hailey should get 100% profits from shirts.
I don't think that Hailey's career is over, but this matter painted a bulls-eye on her back when it comes to the upcoming season because her signature walk is a sexy sashay and there were several designers who were willing to book her and then put her in a grown up ensemble and let her do her thing, and now I don't know if they are going to be willing to book her for that reason. I don't think that this is necessarily the end of her career but she may take a hit in the short-term since her parents put it out there that they are "shocked... shocked" that their little girl does modeling gigs that portray her in a sexy light.
I don't understand this ^ Hailey's walk is her own behavior... what, do you think Hailey's parents will sue Hailey because she swung her hips on the catwalk or something? It's a completely different situation. I really don't see why this lawsuit has to have a far-reaching effect on her career. Half the people in this thread are convinced the suit is purely financially motivated, so if that's true it should only pose a problem for the people she works with in the future IF they're planning to attempt ripping her off.
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