A federal appeals court upheld a judgment awarding Catherine Bosley $135,000 after Hustler Magazine published a photo of her without her permission.
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Hustler Magazine should not have used the photo of a Cleveland news anchor at a wet T-shirt contest without her permission, a court ruled.
Catherine Bosley, 46, was prompted to leave her job at a CBS affiliate TV station in Ohio after photos of her went viral online in 2003.
In 2006, Hustler printed one of the photos "in which her breast was partially exposed," The Plain Dealer newspaper reports.
But the Kent State University graduate said the skin mag violated her copyright, since she had bought the rights from the photographer who snapped the shots of her at a Key West, Fla., bar in 2003. She won $135,000 in damages in 2010.
Hustler appealed the ruling, but this week a federal appeals court judge wouldn't overturn the original verdict.
Bosley now co-anchors the news on WOIO Channel 19 in Cleveland.