A teenage photographer is suing a US porn film company for damages after it used a photo of her aged 14 on the front cover of one of its DVDs.
Lara Jade Coton said she was "shocked and disgusted"
Lara Jade Coton, now 18, was "shocked and disgusted" that her self-portrait, which she put on the internet, had been used without her permission.
Miss Coton, of Tamworth, Staffordshire, has filed a lawsuit against the film company through a California court.
TVX Films, which made the film Body Magic, was unavailable for comment.
Miss Coton said she found out that the photo had been used when someone e-mailed her asking her permission to use it on their blog.
The photo was downloaded without Miss Coton's permission
She said: "I was shocked and disgusted because I was 14 at the time the photo was taken.
"My family were outraged.
"You don't expect your image posted on a website to be taken for something like that.
"I was pretty frightened, especially about what people's reactions might be.
"If I didn't put the case in now, in years to come - because I want to be a successful photographer - then what would happen?"
She said she had e-mailed TVX and was told that her photo was "to blame" for the DVD's poor sales.
She said: "I was very angry. Their reaction was quite shocking."