Playboy 'Freaking Out' Over Lindsay Naked Photo Leak

12/9/2011 10:35 AM PST

Lindsay Lohan -- Playboy 'Freaking Out' Over Her Naked Photo Leak

Lindsay Lohan's highly classified Playboy photo shoot leaked to the Internet this morning -- one week before the issues was set to hit newsstands -- and TMZ has learned Playboy honchos are "freaking out."

First off -- the pics aren't bad ... it's a Marilyn Monroe thing ... and it works.

Playboy sources tell us ... there are fears the leak could significantly damage sales of the magazine ... which is expected to be the best seller of the year.

The shoot was a massive investment for Playboy -- the mag shelled out nearly $1 million to Lohan  for the spread and we're told the company has printed thousands of extra copies in anticipation of a sales boom.

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