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Spitzer’s ‘Kristen’ Sues Owner|Of ‘Girls Gone Wild’ Franchise

MIAMI - The woman believed to be the call girl whose liaison with Gov. Eliot Spitzer forced him from office has sued "Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis in Federal Court, claiming he illegally used her name and image after taking pictures of her when she was drunk on Spring Break.

Ashley Alexandra Dupré claims she was 17, and not old enough to sign a legally binding contract, when she appeared partially nude in videos taken in 2003 by members of Francis' Mantra Films company, in Miami Beach.

Dupré claims she was drunk on Spring Break when she was told to sign a release permitting use of her image. She demands $10 million in damages.

"At no time did Plaintiff consent to any use of her likeness or image in any manner or to be used for the advertisement or commercial gain of the Defendants," the complaint states.

It adds, "At the time of these events, plaintiff did not understand the magnitude of her actions nor that her image and likeness would be displayed in videos and DVDs produced and distributed by defendants," and that Francis has "profited from the filming, production and distribution and sale of the videos and DVDs."

The lawsuit adds, "Defendants created the false impression that plaintiff has endorsed and/or approves of the graphic sexual content, including lesbian acts, contained in the video, which in reality she does not."

Dupré is believed to be "Kristen," the high-priced call girl who services then-Gov. Spitzer, identified as "Client 9" in a federal investigation of the alleged leaders of the prostitution ring, who allegedly booked dates and accepted payments online.

Dupré is represented by Wolfe & Goldstein.

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