Empire State Building Topless Model Lawsuit
Allen Henson, Photographer of Topless Ladies, Not Sure What's Up with the Empire State Building's $1 Million Lawsuit
By Anna Merlan Tue., Jan. 14 2014 at 8:46 AM
Categories: Breasts, Empire State Building, Lawsuits
One of the $1.1 million photosOn Monday morning, Allen Henson was greeted by a phone call from the New York Post, asking if he'd like to make a statement.
"In regards to...?" Henson replied. The Post informed the photographer that he's being sued by the Empire State Building for $1.1 million. He took a series of photos of a topless model on their observation deck back in August, which the suit alleges tarnished the image of the building and the observatory as "safe, secure and appropriate places for families and their children."
"Wow," Henson responded, when learning of the suit. Several hours later, he was struggling to handle the situation with appropriate gravity.
"I don't know," he told the Voice, thoughtfully. "I would really like to take this seriously, but it just feels like somebody got drunk last night and said, 'Fuck it, let's sue him for a million dollars.'"