Daughter gets payout over 70s nude ‘art’ pics

Daughter gets payout over 70s nude 'art' pics
Irina Ionesco, photographed in 2010. Photo: François Guillot.
A Paris court Monday ordered French-Romanian photographer Irina Ionesco to pay €10,000 in damages to her daughter for taking explicit pictures of her in the 1970s, when she was between four and 12.

The court also ordered Ionesco to hand over negatives of the pictures to her daughter Eva, a French actress who said she had suffered a "stolen childhood" because of the photographs.

But it rejected her demand for €200,00 ($263,000) in damages and for her mother to be barred from profiting from the photographs.

Ionesco was well-known in the 1970s for her erotic photographs, especially the controversial ones of her daughter, which appeared in a number of publications including European editions of magazines Playboy and Penthouse.

During the trial her lawyer argued the 1970s were a "more liberal and permissive" time and said Eva was pursuing a personal vendetta against her mother.

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