Hot looking criminal files lawsuit after company uses her mug shot photo without permissionBy Mason White 3:54 PM March 4, 2014
|Meagan Simmons mug shot|
By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A background check company was slapped with a lawsuit after they decided to use a woman’s mug shot without her permission, according to court documents filed in Florida.
The incident began when Meagan Simmons was charged with driving under the influence in Hillsborough County.
At that time, many people said that Simmons was the hottest looking criminal of all time. However, the mother of four children, became angry when a background check company used her mug shot in advertisements.
That is when Simmons decided to file a lawsuit against Instant Checkmate, claiming that they violated Florida law. The company however, will claim that the image is a public record.
Simmons claims in the lawsuit that the exposure has disturbed her peace of mind, invaded her privacy and caused her mental anguish.