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Playboy Lawsuit

Those Aren't Playmates ...

They're Trashy Escorts!!

8/28/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Playboy is trying to shut down a Canadian escort service for calling their chicks-for-hire "Playmates" -- a term Playboy says is legally reserved for its "girl next door" types ... not hookers.

Playboy blasts PleasurePlaymates.com in a new lawsuit, claiming the bunny brand is being tarnished because Hef's girls have a more wholesome appeal ... according to court docs obtained by TMZ.

Playboy wants the escort company to turn over the URL.

In the docs, Playboy says escort services are known for "illicit activity" -- a pretty strong insinuation Pleasure Playmates hires prostitutes -- while its centerfolds are "classy and sophisticated."

We've reached out to Pleasure Playmates several times ... strictly professionally ... but haven't been able to get through to anyone.

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1.

Jordan    

I am Confused what is the difference between a Playboy Playmate and a Hooker, a Playmate still has to have Sex with Hugh Hefner, to get the Spread?

21 days ago
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Sexy Stig    

If Playmates are sophisticated, wholesome & not hookers, I'm Jesus Christ.

21 days ago
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Recycle Bin    

Did I just read the Playboy brand is suppose to have a wholesome image? You're kidding me right? Everyone here knows that is some b.s. 😐

21 days ago
4.

Morton Lipshitz    

I thought that Playmates were also part-time whores too!

21 days ago
5.

watzitooya    

Yikes!

21 days ago
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(◉_◉) Brush Your Teeth (◉_◉)    

Do we get discounts then?

21 days ago
7.

rt    

This is the only time I agree with tmz. Lol

21 days ago
8.

HoTMZ    

Everyone knows Hef's playmates are call girls or escorts or hookers same thing. Just because they have a girl next door look doesn't mean they're "above" it.

21 days ago
9.

Crabby    

all the playboy models sleep with that pervy old man so that makes them all whores

21 days ago
10.

L    

There's also beachbunnies in kelowna lol

21 days ago
11.

Seraphina    

I mean ho's are ho's .

21 days ago
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Lyssa970    

Lol. "Wholesome appeal". Right.

21 days ago
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TitsMcgee    

Wholesome appeal???? LOL oh that's what they call it

21 days ago
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Nonsense    

Hahahaha!! So exposing themselves via professional photography is wholesome! Don't get me wrong, I make no moral judgement about Playboy or prostitutes, for that matter, but wholesome!!! Hahahaha!!

21 days ago
15.

henryrii    

Send in your naked photos and just maybe somebody will call .

21 days ago
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