Do you have topless pics worth 'thousands'?

Do you have topless pics worth 'thousands'?

22 posts
17 Oct 2013
Mansell
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Mansell
Is anyone going to admit to shooting a 15 year old topless??

Posted 18 Oct 2013
RedChecker
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RedChecker
Mansell

Is anyone going to admit to shooting a 15 year old topless??


+1

Similarly it makes you wonder why the papers are effectively chasing 'kiddie porn', surely it's too much of a hot potato in this day & age?
Posted 18 Oct 2013
Edited by RedChecker 18 Oct 2013
frankpht
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frankpht
Is there a possibility that whoever took the pictures might be prosecuted. Perhaps the emphasises should be placed on finding said photographer. If it was or wasn't illegal to photograph under age children at the time these photos were taken. It certainly is against the law now to have indecent images of children.


Posted 18 Oct 2013
Plymjack
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Plymjack
It was not illegal at the time (eg Sam FOX) and possession of such pictures would also not be illegal as they were take before such laws were introduced. (again I doubt anyone has been prosecuted for having an old copy of the Sun!).
But I would suspect that publishing such material would be an issue so they are unlikely to ever see the light of day.

Posted 18 Oct 2013
frankpht
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frankpht
Plymjack

It was not illegal at the time (eg Sam FOX) and possession of such pictures would also not be illegal as they were take before such laws were introduced. (again I doubt anyone has been prosecuted for having an old copy of the Sun!). But I would suspect that publishing such material would be an issue so they are unlikely to ever see the light of day.



Was Sam Fox 15 when she appeared in the Sun.
Posted 18 Oct 2013
Bob
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Bob
frankpht

Was Sam Fox 15 when she appeared in the Sun.

No. She was 15 when they were taken and they were published, following advance publicity hype using clothed shots, on the day of her 16th birthday.

frankpht

Is there a possibility that whoever took the pictures might be prosecuted.

Not for taking pictures of the MP, as the legislation didn't change until 2003 and the BBC are suggesting the images were taken around 1987.

frankpht

It certainly is against the law now to have indecent images of children.

That presumes that the images, if they still exist or ever did, are actually indecent.

I notice from the MP's blog that she only stated she posed for topless images when she was a teenager, not when she was a minor, so this might be a rare(?) case of the BBC being a bit cavalier with their facts. Another news source said she "admits posing for the photoshoot when she was just 15 or 16 to raise money to buy clothes."

Playing devil's advocate, might this just be a case of a newspaper trying to establish whether or not the MP may have been attempting to gild the lily in support of the campaign against the Lads Mags and Top Shelf publications which many activists in her party appear to support?

Bob




Posted 18 Oct 2013
Edited by Bob 18 Oct 2013
She says She would find it "humiliating" if they were published - and I wouldn't like to see anyone's past rubbed in their face - but they're just pics from years ago, and no shame in whatever she felt she needed to do at the time ( easy for me to say I know ) I just can't see why someone wants to dig for what they no doubt consider to be some 'dirt'

Gav

Posted 18 Oct 2013
ATVLONDON
Photographer
ATVLONDON
Was it ever legal for girls to pose topless at 16? I ask because I remember seeing a Daily Star girl back in 1979 who at the time was the same age as me 16, posing on a full colour page. If you remember when the Daily Star first started around 1978 every monday there would be a full colour pin up. The remaining week had black and white.

Posted 18 Oct 2013
photofrank
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photofrank
ATVLONDON

Was it ever legal for girls to pose topless at 16? I ask because I remember seeing a Daily Star girl back in 1979 who at the time was the same age as me 16, posing on a full colour page. If you remember when the Daily Star first started around 1978 every monday there would be a full colour pin up. The remaining week had black and white.


Wasn't it?
Remember David Hamilton, Jacques Bourboulon, and the nude pics of Eva Ionesco?
Posted 18 Oct 2013
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
photofrank

Wasn't it?
Remember David Hamilton, Jacques Bourboulon, and the nude pics of Eva Ionesco?


They weren't based in the UK
Posted 18 Oct 2013
photofrank
Photographer
photofrank
RedChecker

They weren't based in the UK


True, but no doubt they sold their books there, and Hamilton is (was?) British.
Posted 18 Oct 2013
stolenfaces
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stolenfaces
ATVLONDON
Was it ever legal for girls to pose topless at 16? I ask because I remember seeing a Daily Star girl back in 1979 who at the time was the same age as me 16, posing on a full colour page. If you remember when the Daily Star first started around 1978 every monday there would be a full colour pin up. The remaining week had black and white.
What makes you think it wasn't legal ? Whilst tabloids may be a load of crap who are happy to break the law on phone-tapping etc, it is fairly obvious that they would not have been so blatant as to break the law so publicly as you seem to think ??? Before the legislation which is referred to above someone over 16 could pose nude with parental consent.
Posted 19 Oct 2013
ATVLONDON
Photographer
ATVLONDON
I didn't say it wasn't legal I was asking if it was. Who pissed on your cornflakes mate? That's the second time you've replied to one of my comments with an attitude.  Next time read what I've actually written.  you've quoted it yourself.

Posted 19 Oct 2013
Edited by ATVLONDON 19 Oct 2013
stolenfaces
Photographer
stolenfaces
ATVLONDON
I didn't say it wasn't legal I was asking if it was. Who pissed on your cornflakes mate? That's the second time you've replied to one of my comments with an attitude.  Next time read what I've actually written.  you've quoted it yourself.
I read what you wrote - You said 'I saw lots of pictures of 16 year old girls topless in the Daily Star in the 80s..., was this illegal?' The answer I gave you is no it wasn't, and I asked you if you really thought that the Daily Star would have published them if it were illegal to do so ? Apparently you did. Is that offensive ? Perhaps I should have replied 'Hey mate, yeah you're so right, but actually it was legal. Easy mistake to make with these journos being so dodgy' would that have made you feel better ?
Posted 19 Oct 2013
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