Penelope Cruz loses topless case against Danish tabloid

PENELOPE CRUZ has lost her case against Danish tabloid Ekstra Bladet, which she sued for publishing topless photos of her on its website.

Although the photos were taken on a public beach, the Spanish actress sued the publication and demanded 175,000 kroners (about €23,500) in compensation after her topless photos and photos of her son, Leo, were published on Ekstra Bladet’s website in September 2013.

Cruz appealed the original decision by a Copenhagen court last summer, but the higher court has now confirmed the decision and ordered the actress to pay the 25,000 kroner (just under €3,300) legal costs from the case.

Chief editor Poul Madsen stated: “The sentence shows that being a foreign celebrity doesn’t give anyone the right to come and demand compensation in our country.”

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