Playboy Sued Drop McCartney's Sexy Mullet Now And Hand Over the Dough

11/22/2016 12:40 AM PST

Playboy Sued Over Famous Paul McCartney Photo

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A pic of Paul McCartney's mullet is going to cost Playboy some cash ... according to the famous photographer who says the Bunny illegally used the shot.

Rock photog James Fortune -- who's shot Mick Jagger, Robert Plant and Jim Morrison -- says Playboy.com posted a photo gallery in 2014 of "15 Hilariously Awesome Celebrity Mullets" that included Fortune's shot of a shaggy Sir Paul, circa his '70s Wings days.

The gallery is still up ... a huge problem for Fortune who says he never gave Playboy permission to do the 'do in its gallery. He's suing for any profits Playboy's made off Macca's mullet.