was 19 years old, she posed for John Rutter, a well-known photographer. It was a trade out deal — she didn’t pay him. A few pics were topless, and Diaz claims
she never signed a model release. That means Rutter couldn’t sell those pics.
Eleven years later, just prior to the release of
"Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle," Rutter contacted Diaz and offered to
sell Diaz the pictures from that shoot for $3.5 million.
Diaz contacted the cops, Rutter’s apartment was raided and his
computers were seized. Prosecution experts testified at trial that
Diaz’s signature on the releases found in Rutter’s computers, etc. He is currently serving a four year prison sentence.
The moral of the story: If you are going to take topless pics, remember that your model might someday be really famous. GET THAT RELEASE FORMED SIGNED!!! Otherwise, if you try to sell those pics, you may wind up topless with Mr. Rutter in cell block #9.