Woman Presses Charges Against Ford Models For Tactlessly Using Her Pics In Escort Ad
5:00 pm, August 14th | by Laura Donovan
New Columbia graduate Carolyn Giles should be celebrating having obtained an Ivy League education, but she doesn’t have the privilege of doing that thanks to the Ford Models agency, which reportedly used her modeling photos for an escort ad and greatly misrepresented her identity.
The 30-year-old, who took up modeling to help finance her degree, has opened up a $23 million lawsuit against the Ford Models agency for letting Volvo and Hertz steal her image and publish it internationally, even though she was only paid once. Sounds like a bad case of double dipping. Giles said in a Tuesday interview of the travesty, “I found that Volvo was using my picture for different (car) models in 30 countries.”
Giles was also rattled to find a picture of herself on a site called “Fast Impressions” by a headline that read, “Spend the night with a Swedish model of your choice!” Even worse, the caption beneath her photo read, “Rev Up Your Love Life.”
Sadly, she heard about this in the worst way, having “found all this out by using Google’s reverse images.”
It would be awful to model for a specific purpose and essentially be pimped out for something else later on, so hopefully she can win the lawsuit or at least get the websites to take down her snapshots.