Men’s magazine slams leak of Ellen Adarna nude photos
MANILA, Philippines—A men’s magazine condemned Wednesday the unauthorized online distribution of nude photos of model-actress Ellen Adarna.
Esquire Philippines and its publisher, Summit Media, also asked the public to not aid in further spreading Adarna’s nude photographs.
“The recent circulation of such sensitive photos without her (or our) knowledge or consent is in blatant violation of her privacy, and her right to dignity. We share her outrage; we are deeply angry; we will not hesitate to take the appropriate legal action,” said Esquire Philippines in a statement.
The circulating sensitive photos of Adarna are outtakes from the photo shoot for the April 2014 issue of the said magazine.
The men’s magazine said that the model-actress agreed to be featured “with the understanding that no nude photographs taken of her then would be published or disseminated.”
Esquire Philippines maintained that the nude photos of the actress-model used in their April 2014 issue were “treated to make sure any sensitive areas were artfully covered or obscured.”
The magazine said that the leaked sensitive photos of Adarna, taken by photographer Jake Versoza, were not used nor acquired by Esquire Philippines.
The magazine also said that the rights of the magazine and of the photographer have been infringed due to the unauthorized distribution.
The April 2014 issue of Esquire featured a nude Adarna in two alternate covers.