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Olympic Swimmer

in Wet Suit

4/16/2009 3:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Aaron PiersolOne of the stars of the US Olympic swim team has his mankini in a bunch over his image -- and no, it's not Michael Phelps.

Aaron Peirsol, who was the backstroking part of that awesome gold medal winning 4x100 meter medley team in the '08 games, is suing a marketing company who allegedly used his image in swimwear ads without proper permission.

In a lawsuit filed last week in Orange County, Peirsol claims the marketing company placed the ads in Swimming World Magazine and USMS Magazine, knowing the magazines would be heavily distributed in Orange County -- Aaron's hometown.

Peirsol is suing for licensing fees, attorney fees, and punitive damages.

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1.

Michael Madsen    

the Gayfeil Tower

1831 days ago
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why?    

Oh my!

1831 days ago
3.

cak    

That's a picture of Ryan Lochte, not Aaron Peirsol... just so you know.

1831 days ago
4.

courtney    

FYI
THat pic is of ryan lochte not aaron peirsol...

1831 days ago
5.

really ..    

i was just about to say the same thing ..
thats definately not aaron peirsol although i do think that ryan lochte is more attractive than aaron peirsol so feel free to keep the picture up .

1831 days ago
6.

Elaine    

Have to agree...that's Ryan Lochte. Pop a picture of Aaron Piersol up there though. He's a hot bitch, too. He makes my pants feel funny.

1831 days ago
7.

shelly    

Wrong name in story, but either way, THIS GUY IS HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

1830 days ago
8.

Jenn    

everyone already left this comment, but I met Ryan Lochte, and I know that body anywhere!!!

definitely not Aaron Piersol here.

1830 days ago
9.

Swimmom    

Too funny I am sure Ryan Lochte is excited to have his picture on TMZ

1830 days ago
10.

na    

He's gorgeous, body and face, the whole package. This guy could and should be a model. Michael Phelps is ugly and didn't deserve the spotlight, especially given his party animal behavior.

1830 days ago
11.

Frank    

all swimmers are hoemoes

1830 days ago
12.

Barack Obama    

THis is definately 100% Aaron Piersol guys NOT RYan Lochte.

1830 days ago
13.

leslie    

Thanks for making my day! Who cares about Michael Phelps when there is Aaron Pierson? Not me!

1830 days ago
14.

Nonymous    

I've met Aaron Piersol. This is him... Why is everyone thinking it's Lochte? Unless, did they change the picture?

1830 days ago
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britt    

I guess the picture thing is fixed because that is definately a picture of aaron piersol. Lochte has long, dark, curly hair. Both guys are ridiculously hot anyways.

1830 days ago
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