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Florida woman dubbed 'hot convict' sues website over mug shot photo
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Posted on 02/28/2014 8:46:35 AM PST by Red in Blue PA

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.

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KEYWORDS: babes; babesbehindbars; g42; notguilty
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1 posted on 02/28/2014 8:46:35 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Definitely one of the better mug shots I’ve seen.


2 posted on 02/28/2014 8:47:15 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I remember that one. Good choice!


3 posted on 02/28/2014 8:47:36 AM PST by cartan
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To: Red in Blue PA

Pre-approved for BJ Clinton post-POTUS pardon!


4 posted on 02/28/2014 8:48:00 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Not Guilty!


5 posted on 02/28/2014 8:48:30 AM PST by Borges
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To: cripplecreek

Not. Guilty.


6 posted on 02/28/2014 8:48:46 AM PST by FAA
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To: Red in Blue PA

OK, I’ll be the first one to state the obvious:

Not Guilty!


7 posted on 02/28/2014 8:49:26 AM PST by Blennos
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To: Blennos

You guys are fast.


8 posted on 02/28/2014 8:50:01 AM PST by Blennos
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To: cripplecreek

Whoa!


9 posted on 02/28/2014 8:50:38 AM PST by lesko
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To: Red in Blue PA

Whoa! SO not guilty...


10 posted on 02/28/2014 8:50:51 AM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Slump Tester

So very very very guilty


11 posted on 02/28/2014 8:52:44 AM PST by inpajamas (http://outskirtspress.com/ONE)
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To: FReepers

Click The Pic

Donate!

12 posted on 02/28/2014 8:53:56 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Red in Blue PA

not at all guilty


13 posted on 02/28/2014 8:54:57 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Red in Blue PA

She deserves compensation.


14 posted on 02/28/2014 8:55:01 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Not guilty but no THAT hot either.


15 posted on 02/28/2014 8:55:53 AM PST by circlecity
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To: cripplecreek

16 posted on 02/28/2014 8:56:10 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

If that picture were from the late 1980’s in Arkansas she would definitely get a call from the governor.


17 posted on 02/28/2014 8:56:24 AM PST by hometoroost
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To: Red in Blue PA

If this is what she looks like while she’s arrested for DUI, when she’s sober she will ALWAYS be NOT GUILTY regardless of any evidence against her.

And her civil suit?? Maybe $50 million.


18 posted on 02/28/2014 8:56:47 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: Red in Blue PA

She has actually gotten marriage proposals from her mug shot.


19 posted on 02/28/2014 8:57:18 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Red in Blue PA

She is hot and obviously NOT GUILTY of ..... whatever.

She should have demanded an all male jury.


20 posted on 02/28/2014 8:57:43 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: hometoroost

If that picture were from the late 1980’s in Arkansas she would definitely get a call from the governor.
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Along with a full pardon.


21 posted on 02/28/2014 8:57:44 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: Vince Ferrer

LOL!


22 posted on 02/28/2014 8:58:02 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I see her every day on the AccuWeather home page...they try to tie her to some crime here in Red England, but I knew it was BS because half-way attractive women are few and far between up here.


23 posted on 02/28/2014 8:59:01 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: hometoroost

If that picture were from the late 1980’s in Arkansas she would definitely get a call from the governor.
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I disagree. She doesn’t possess that certain skankiness.


24 posted on 02/28/2014 8:59:22 AM PST by o-n-money
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To: Red in Blue PA

28 year old mother of four? I’ve seen this ad on some sites and I would have guessed very early 20s.


25 posted on 02/28/2014 9:01:27 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius (www.wilsonharpbooks.com - Eclipse, the sequel to Bright Horizons is out! Get it now!)
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To: circlecity

I think that’s Jenny. Give her a call at 867-5309.

You’ll find out what all the fuss is about.


26 posted on 02/28/2014 9:02:52 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: Red in Blue PA
no question.....Laz would hit that faster then a speed bag!
27 posted on 02/28/2014 9:04:38 AM PST by M-cubed
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To: cripplecreek
"Definitely one of the better mug shots I’ve seen."

Her face has "Phi."

Interestingly, if you search "beautiful mug shots" her face appears in the third row from the top.

28 posted on 02/28/2014 9:05:09 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: House Atreides

More likely a 90 percent pardon with a finish in the sink.


29 posted on 02/28/2014 9:07:10 AM PST by MortMan (Is a delayed shower a "stay of exablution"?)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Not Guilty!


30 posted on 02/28/2014 9:14:45 AM PST by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: House Atreides
What??

Along with a full h--

Oh! You said pardon!

31 posted on 02/28/2014 9:16:14 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Red in Blue PA

Her Hotness can drive drunk in my driveway any day.


32 posted on 02/28/2014 9:23:19 AM PST by chuckee
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To: Red in Blue PA

Have seen that pic hundreds, if not thousands of time on commercial web sites.

I think she is certainly entitled to quite a bit of compensation. If she got even one dollar for every page it showed up on, she would be a very weathy woman.


33 posted on 02/28/2014 9:25:35 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: Red in Blue PA

After all the “not guilty” pronouncements, perhaps some consideration of the issue at hand is in order.

Does she have a case here? My impression has been that mug shot photos are public domain, thus free to be used by any party for any purpose without compensation owed to the one photographed. Otherwise, for example, all celebrity mug shots could be a stream of revenue for them.

So I don’t see where or how she has much of a case. Maybe she’ll think of this again before she has a few drinks before driving (assuming she was guilty of that charge, reading here though apparently she wouldn’t be guilty of torturing a puppy even if caught doing so).


34 posted on 02/28/2014 9:34:14 AM PST by FourtySeven (47)
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To: Red in Blue PA

In the newspaper today they talked about the lawsuit.. and someone said ‘Guilty of breaking and entering my heart’.


35 posted on 02/28/2014 9:42:57 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: Borges

Naughty Guilty.


36 posted on 02/28/2014 9:47:48 AM PST by Dexter Morgan (Everyone hides who they are.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

It appears FR men are very, very easy or very, very blind. This woman is not the least bit hot. Looks way older than 28. I think a lot of men have “hit” her.


37 posted on 02/28/2014 9:48:34 AM PST by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’ve seen this woman’s picture in nearly every “Who’s been arrested?” paper I’ve seen....she has a case.


38 posted on 02/28/2014 9:54:13 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: House Atreides
...in Arkansas she would definitely get a call from the governor.
Along with a full pardon.

...and a permanent case of herpes.

39 posted on 02/28/2014 9:56:19 AM PST by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: FourtySeven

In a case that is general in nature, maybe. However, in many cases where one’s zip code is tagged, IP address are tagged, or visit to a local 7-11 and sees the “who’s been arrested” rag, HER picture is nearly always there.

IMO, it is not fair and open public use. It is pandering because of her looks. Were I on a jury for a suit she filed, she’d prevail.


40 posted on 02/28/2014 9:58:01 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: FourtySeven

The pic may be public domain, but I still think a company has to get a release to use the picture for advertising. I have seen that pic alot over the past few months and wondered if it was a real ‘mug’ shot or an actress. I think there is a line between reporting the news and using a mug shot, and using a photo of someone without permission to advertise a product. I am not a fan of the rampant ‘suing’ society that we have become, but in this case, I would sue their pants off. And, of course, she is not guilty.


41 posted on 02/28/2014 9:59:07 AM PST by ratzoe (damn, I miss Barbara Olson)
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To: beandog

So. I have a couple of questions.

1) Are you a woman?

2) If no, when did you get neutered?


42 posted on 02/28/2014 10:00:17 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: o-n-money
She doesn’t possess that certain skankiness.

Just goes to show how a single photo can be very misleading. Click the Twitter and Facebook tabs at meagansimmons.com and have a look at those photo albums. Yep, skank-o-rama.

43 posted on 02/28/2014 10:03:48 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Hey, be aware that this is a pretty face in a mugshot. The world is full of pretty faces with very un-pretty hearts.


44 posted on 02/28/2014 10:14:48 AM PST by lurk
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To: Charles Martel

Hahaha, have to read all the Hotconvict Meme
captions.

She stole my heart
and my laptop.

She was up for 3 to 5
but the judge gave her a 10.


45 posted on 02/28/2014 10:23:52 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Not guilty and the company made the choice in picking her as a model.

Should have given her a contract though and they will be writing a check....


46 posted on 02/28/2014 10:26:18 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: ZULU

Would have given her a hung jury....


47 posted on 02/28/2014 10:27:31 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Gaffer; null and void; Alaska Wolf

my first thought and didn’t want to ask....

Then again it maybe Alaska Wolf reincarnated


48 posted on 02/28/2014 10:29:47 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: FourtySeven
Use of another's image or likeness for publicity or advertising purposes without consent is prohibited by law.

Yes, she has a case: it's not copying the photo, it's the use of the photo that counts.

49 posted on 02/28/2014 10:33:37 AM PST by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: Red in Blue PA

28 year old mother of 4, and she looks that hot in a prison mug shot; she should be happy. The lightly tousled hair, the cute nose, the smoky eyes... well, I and another point to make, but I lost it.


50 posted on 02/28/2014 10:45:30 AM PST by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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