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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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pam    

Definitely Aaron Piersol. Love how you guys were so quick to say TMZ had it wrong. Ryan's a cutie too though. How about giving us a picture TMZ? There's one out there of Ryan in a little pair of white swim shorts. That would do.

1986 days ago
17.

mia    

I love how the loser guys who post here get so hot and bothered by pictures of hot men that they shriek "He's gay!". Jealous?

Pierson is HOT !!!!!

1986 days ago
18.

brewstie    

It's Piersol and I hope he gets all the $$$ due him.

1986 days ago
19.

shirleyfeeney    

"Orange County" isn't a "hometown". It's a COUNTY. Now, pick a town or city in the OC and then it will make sense...

you pinheads.

1986 days ago
20.

kim    

holy schnikeys, that is one seriously PHENOMENAL body!!!!! YUMMEROONIES!!!

1985 days ago
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