A photographer named Eric Manning is not happy that his photos are being used on an escort site.
Last week, The Sword reported on Sean Cody model Willis’ new career as an escort named Adam for Planet Jockboy. Adam is currently advertising his services for $300 per hour with the use of eight different photographs on Planet Jockboy, and The Sword republished four of those photos.
Today, the person claiming to have taken those photos sent me the below email.
From: Eric Manning <[redacted]@yahoo.com>
Subject: no subject
Photos of “Adam” used on this page http://thesword.com/fuck-the-hottest-sean-cody-model-of-2013-for-just-300.html are copyrighted by me, Eric Manning, the photographer. After checking with model “Adam” he did not release these photos for publication on your site either. I respectfully request you remove all “non Sean Cody” photos immediately from your site as to avoid further actions. And PS, what a truly tacky headline.
The headline, in case you forgot, was “Fuck The Hottest Sean Cody Model Of 2013 For Just $300,” which I consider complimentary.
All of the photos are still up and viewable on the escort site where they were originally published, so I’m leaving a few of them up here, for now. If Mr. Manning has a photography site he’d like me to credit, I’d be happy to link to it and send him some traffic.