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David
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Lauren Bowden is a sideline sports reporter for a local Fox station and the daughter of Clemson University football coach Tommy Bowden. I saw on another message board that there was a "nude" picture of Lauren on the Internet. It looks real to me, but it could be a good fake or just a girl who happens to look a lot like her.

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http://images.phun.org/phun/pics/news/tommy_bowden_daughter_1.jpg

http://images.phun.org/phun/pics/news/tommy_bowden_daughter_2.jpg

[ 31. January 2005, 01:28 PM:   snopes ]

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You may want to state that this is NSFW.

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Remarkgullabull, maybe, but I thought since the nude picture was censored that would make it SFW?
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You may want to look at that site again my friend. I didn't see any censored pics on your second link.

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perhaps that meant they were real.....read the explaination on the site.

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David
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The site now says they took down the nude picture after getting a call from Lauren Bowden's lawyer. [Eek!]

I've seen tons of sites with fake(Photoshopped) celebrity nudes, so I assume they don't get sued over those pictures. As heavyhand said, maybe this means it was really her picture that someone posted without her permission?

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NSFW

What is that?

Naked Sports Fanatical Woman?

Nobody Should Forget Witchcraft?

Not Some Forlorn Wombat?

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Ahhh...got it. And more economical than NFBSK by one letter!

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The photos have been pulled from the website, with an apology.

Apparently it was fake, and lawyers threatened to get involved...

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Apparently it was fake, and lawyers threatened to get involved.
Whose lawyers? If the second picture isn't really a photo of Lauren Bowden, then her lawyers have no grounds to compel the web site to remove it. (At least, as long as the web site puts up a disclaimer or otherwise avoids asserting that it really is a picture of her.)

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But once they knew it was fake and put up a disclaimer, it would lose its point (if it had one to start with).
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But once they knew it was fake and put up a disclaimer, it would lose its point (if it had one to start with).
But if there was no point to having the picture on the site after they knew it was a fake, then there was also no reason why lawyers would need to get involved to make them remove the phony picture.

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I never saw the picutures (i kept getting re-directed) but did they claim that it was another person other than Lauren Bowden, or was their no caption and we had to assume that it was her?

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RoofingGuy
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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
If the second picture isn't really a photo of Lauren Bowden, then her lawyers have no grounds to compel the web site to remove it.

Even if it had been a "real" photo, and not a fake, wouldn't any legal action have to come from the copyright owner of the photograph, and not the subject herself?

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quote:
Originally posted by diddy:
I never saw the picutures (i kept getting re-directed) but did they claim that it was another person other than Lauren Bowden, or was their no caption and we had to assume that it was her?

I think the filename/link could have been construed to be a "claim": tommy_bowden_daughter_2.jpg

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David
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diddy, they had a picture of Lauren Bowden doing her reporting for Fox next to a picture of a nude girl who looked like she might have been Lauren. The text said that both pictures were of Lauren Bowden. They also had info about who she was, so there was no doubt that they were claiming that the nude picture was her.
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Let's quote the website, shall we?

"Public apology to Lauren Bowden & her dad cayne on 31.01.2005 @ 18:43

This website is called phun.org, what means fun. And it's an E/N site, what means everything/nothing. So I'm posting here what I find on the internet, or what visitors submit to me. From funny videos over hot babes to weird stories. In a previous update you saw 2 pictures. One was Lauren Bowden (the daugther of an American Football coach) and the other one was a fake of her (showing a unknown naked girl). I did't care much about these pics. It's not so easy to check everything posted/submitted on such a big website. Since I'm from Germany I never heard the name "Lauren Bowden" before. I thought that it is a joke and just one of these millions of fakes floating around on the internet. Until Matt from Mindlash dropped me an eMail, asking me to remove the pics, because the lawyer of Lauren Bowden contacted him. Here I need to say that he's just the great guy who runs the servers, where phun.org is hosted. He has absolutely nothing to do with these pics. Of course I took the pics down immediately. Than I got a call from the lawyer of Lauren asking me who did these pics, but like I already said, they were submitted by a user. The only thing I have is his public eMail account. But that was the point I realized that somebody was really offended by these pics, viewable on my website - and that was never my intention. Like I said, I never heard her name before and thought that it was just a funny thing. But I have to agree that I wouldn't be very happy to see such fakes of myself on the internet too. As the pics are now permanently removed and I explained everything I hope that Lauren and her dad (whole family) accept my deepest apology."


Whether or not they had legal grounds to do so, lawyers did force the photos off the site.

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Whether or not they had legal grounds to do so, lawyers did force the photos off the site.
Yes, lawyers were involved, but they didn't technically "force" the photographs to be removed from the site. The site's operator could have renamed the second photo, put up a caption saying something to the effect of "This was thought to be a photograph of Lauren Bowden, but we now know that it isn't," and told the lawyers to buzz off, and there really wouldn't have been anything they could have done about it.

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I didn't see the photo on the site in question, but I can tell you that the photo that I have in my inbox is really of Lauren Bowden in a...compromising position. It's apparently circulating all over Clemson's campus. I went to college with her and there's no doubt in my mind that it's her. The talk at the Greenville, SC bars is all about the LB Sex Scandal of 2005, and the gossip all over Clemson and among alumni is about it, too. So far, I've heard that she's been:

A) Kicked out of her sorority (I have no doubt this is true).
B) That it was taken by a Clemson student when she was 17 and he's now in danger of being arrested for statutory rape and child pornography.
C) That it was taken by a UNC KA who passed it along to his brothers, who passed it along to the Clemson chapter.
D) That the Bowdens are suing the person responsible for publicizing the photo.

Just goes to show you how these things grow out of control.

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I cannot find "NSFW" in the snopes glossary. Does it mean "Not suitable for women?"
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Heh, no. Not Safe For Work.
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David
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icantdenyit, that's some interesting info you have there. I was 99% sure it was really her, but I don't know her so I wasn't completely sure.

Who is the person getting sued for "publicizing" the photo? Is that the person who originally gave it out to others or the person who posted it to that site?

It's sad that an error in judgement made when she was 17 is now coming back to haunt her. I hope she doesn't lose her sideline reporting job over it. [Frown]

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David, I think I was unclear on the bullet points. Those are just gossipy things I've heard and I threw them in there to illustrate that while the young woman in the picture is (IMO) almost certainly her, rumors get started so quickly that it's very difficult to tell what's true and what isn't. Most of what I'm hearing is gossip, and people seem to really relish it, so I'm sure that the "facts" have been heavily embellished. She's pretty and part of a well-known family, so it's not surprising that so many people are eating it up. Uh, so to speak. It's like Clemson's own little Paris Hilton sex tape.

I worry less about her current gig and more about her chances of getting a reporting job later on.

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David
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The alleged nude picture of Lauren Bowden is now on the Useless Junk web site if you guys want to take a look and see if you think it's fake or not. Let me warn you it's not what people would call a "tasteful" nude picture, but it's not sexual in nature.

Here is a picture of Lauren Bowden:
Lauren Bowden

Here is the alleged nude picture:
Alleged Nude Picture of Lauren

What do you think?

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quote:
Originally posted by David:
What do you think?

Might be easier to tell if she was holding a Fox microphone in the second pic [Wink]

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Might be easier to tell if she was holding a Fox microphone in the second pic [Wink]
YOMANK! [lol]

There does seem to be a color change in a straight line right across her body a couple of inches below her navel. As if someone photoshopped someone else's lower body to Bowden's upper body. On the other hand, that's the only discrepancy my untrained eye can pick up. I can't see any other edges besides the one.

I wonder, assuming it's real and assuming there really are lawyers involved, if they can pursue legal channels because she was under age at the time.

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speaking of naked reporters, I searched up this HOT local (South Florida) weather reporters name and found some sight that had nude pics of her...but it said that the site didnt exist. I think hot reporters are getting into porn...cause the lady from here quit the news station. Hmmm.

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Yeah, that color change looks like her tan line to me. And the way she's lying down, her pelvis seems to define that line more than normal. I'm voting for real, and if it's not Laura Bowden, it's someone who looks just like her.

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Whatever they have, they have nothing on her. God I love Fox News.

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quote:
Originally posted by Satan laughs as you eternally rot:
speaking of naked reporters, I searched up this HOT local (South Florida) weather reporters name and found some sight that had nude pics of her...but it said that the site didnt exist. I think hot reporters are getting into porn...cause the lady from here quit the news station. Hmmm.

And then there was Alison Williams, anyone know what happened to her after she got busted for filming a porno in the news truck?

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Here is an update on the Lauren Bowden picture saga. The Useless Junk(www.uselessjunk.net) site had to remove the alleged nude picture after they received a "cease and desist" letter from Lauren's lawyer threating to sue the site for a large sum of money.
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The link is 404 now on the top.

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The thread is a couple months old.

ETA: and if you read the whole thread, you'll see why.

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quote:
Originally posted by ticrazyguy:
laurie dhue

Whatever they have, they have nothing on her. God I love Fox News.

Or Laurie-Dhue-Me-Now as I call her. [Big Grin]

Those eyes just draw you in. Definitely one of the best on TV. And though Katie Couric is getting older, what's with those leather boots and miniskirts- and Ann Curry too- that'll get you up in the morning.

But it's Laurie by a longshot. [Wink]

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