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Amanda Beard Claims Tanning Co. Burned Her

12/3/2008 11:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Amanda Beard is furious over the intimation she was bedded by a tanning salon -- for free!
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In a lawsuit filed yesterday in L.A. County Superior Court, the multiple Olympic medalist claims a tanning salon company in Florida used her likeness without permission, posting her picture on their website "to create the impression that Beard endorses ProSun products." Beard is asking for unspecified damages.

A rep for ProSun claims they took the photos in question at a charity event a few years ago -- and have the right to use them as they wish. We'll see who's right if this thing goes to trial.

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matchstick    

Ohhhh - I thought they meant Amanda Bearse - Marcy from "Married With Children"

2128 days ago
2.

Tj    

She has such a busted ugly face, why would anyone want to use her image to promote anything but dog food?

2128 days ago
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Luke Warmwater    

Creating an impression is against the law? I'm getting the impression she needs some dough.

2128 days ago
4.

mike    

See Amandas Nude pics. She really does shave everything

PrivateSexClips.com

2128 days ago
5.

wtf    

Who?

2128 days ago
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Mike Hunt    

I get a kick out of the countless losers ripping girls like Amanda Beard as busted ugly for example. I guarantee these are the same pathetic souls who live in their parents' basements, who've never had sex with anything bigger than their tiny little hands. By the way, it is illegal to use a person's likeness to promote a business for profit without their permission.

2128 days ago
7.

Barfalufugus    

I've never heard of her.

2128 days ago
8.

Iskur    

She does have a very ugly face, look at some of her other photos for proof that. Good body, although a little butch, but butt ugly face. And she had the nerve to diss Michael Phelps, what a skank.

2128 days ago
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Bizzy    

I think Amanda Beard is stunningly beautiful, smart, funny and obviously very successful. Every interview I've seen her give aside from that weird Letterman episode has been absolutely great. When's getting a reality TV show??? I hate to say it but Phelps has nothing but his medals and he and his representatives obviously do their best using them to cover up the fact that he's ugly inside and out. He's had a DUI, his teammates don't like him, he wears his hat sideways (sorry, that was childish of me), he's been "acquainted" with at least 10 too many women in the last three months... in a word, classless. Another classless male Athlete, just what the world needs. Phelps' out of the pool behavior makes Beard's posing in Playboy look like a charitable act and when he opens his mouth he makes her look like Einstein. Regarding Amanda's lawsuit, her image is worth millions when used for advertising. Her letting someone get away with using it for free would be absolutely stupid.

2128 days ago
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Nave    

Amanda Beard has transcended the Olympics like so very few athletes have. Cover of magazines, spokesperson for PETA, Defender of the Wildlife and many others. I guess when companies pay you millions to be a spokeswomen, you have to protect your intellectual rights. Speaking of intellectual, clearly anyone who thinks Amanda is anything but smoking hot has none.

2127 days ago

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