New York: Rapper Jim Jones has been sued by two girls after he used images of their topless frolicking in his ‘Summertime’ video.
Sharie Johnson and Samantha Stotts have said in papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court that they never gave the rapper permission to use their half-naked images in his video.
Their lawyer, Taso Pardalis, said that both women had been in Miami on vacation, and had hanged out on the same beach as the ‘Pop Champagne’ rapper.
“They may have been aware that they were being filmed,” the New York Post quoted Pardalis as saying, and adding they thought they were “being filmed by what they believed to be camera phones”.
The two girls were shocked when friends told them the footage had made it into the brief video for Jones’ song promoting his forthcoming album.
“They didn’t realize they were going to be used for promotional purposes, and be shown naked on the Internet,” Pardalis said, adding that the girls want the clip yanked from YouTube immediately.
“We’d like for the video to come down and for the girls to be compensated,” he added.