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Anna Chapman could be sued by Russian glossy mag

The photogenic former spy posts glamour photos on Facebook before a magazine gets to publish them.

Anna Chapman posted pictures of her shoot in a glamorous Moscow hotel on her Facebook, which were then published by a tabloid newspaper.
Anna Chapman posted pictures of her shoot in a glamorous Moscow hotel on her Facebook, which were then published by a tabloid newspaper.

DEPORTED RUSSIAN SPY Anna Chapman could face a massive legal headache after posting photographs of a sultry photo shoot for a Russian glossy magazine on Facebook – before the magazine was able to publish them itself.

The pictures were taken from her Facebook and published in a national tabloid newspaper, thus completely trumping the magazine which had reportedly paid a significant amount for the shoot.

Chapman – who was one of the ten Russian spies sent back to the Kremlin in exchange for the return of four American spies in early July – has been living a largely luxurious life since her return, even – according to Vladimir Putin – enjoying late-night sing-songs with the Russian prime minister.

But Chapman’s easy-going lifestyle may now have reached an abrupt end with the case being taken against her by magazine Zhara, which was understood not to involve any interview on the instruction of the Russian authorities.

Its editor-in-chief, Maxim Korshunov, said the magazine would sue both the newspaper, Komsomolskaya Pravda, and Chapman herself.

The photographs, appearing to have been taken in a Moscow five-star hotel, were accompanied by a short video that surfaced online showing Chapman arriving on the scene.

In retaliation to the publication, Chapman posted a Facebook status update complaining that “the new pictures published today in internet were made for my personal use and people that publish/print/sell those have no rights to them.”

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