Melissa Berry, a player in the Lingerie Football League, is suing her ex-boyfriend Mark Dawson after he distributed nude photos of her online. The suit claims that Dawson, who ironically is a safe dating expert, took "several nude photographs of her, including one taken without her knowledge of her engaged in a 'particularly private, intimate sexual act,'" and distributed those photos on MySpace, as well as to her mom.
As for Berry, she is a rookie starting linebacker for the Tampa Breeze in the Lingerie Football League, and formerly worked as a stripper. I believe that's how Mike Vrabel got his start as well.
Needless to say, both sides disagree on what happened.
"This is nothing but an ex-girlfriend trying to cause problems. For her to say that these pictures were taken against her knowledge is untrue because she is smiling in them. She takes her clothes off for a living and tells people I am doing all this other stuff. What she's doing now is creating a drama because there are pictures out there of her."
"If I wanted to take my clothes off for a living, that's what I would do. There's not a photographer that has ever taken those sorts of shots of me. It's more of a privacy thing. It's not for everyone else to see."
It doesn't matter who wins, the lesson here is, don't take your clothes off and let people take pictures if you don't want other people to see them at some point, since that's what always happens..
Here is the important news you are looking for: The Lingerie Football League's Lingerie Bowl will be played in Feburary during halftime of the Super Bowl in Tampa. The league has teams in other cities as well, including Phoenix, which is my hometown. I actually went to high school with one of the team's quarterbacks. In case you needed further proof that nobody is who they say they are online, according to her bio she was 12 when she graduated from high school.
Lingerie Bowl Player Sues Ex-Boyfriend Over Nude Pictures [Tampe Bay Online]