NY Post – For actress Bridget Moynahan, no nudes is good nudes. Tom Brady’s baby mama and star of the CBS drama “Blue Bloods” is threatening to sue photographer James “Tiff” Pemberton if he puts up an art display of naked pictures he snapped of her more than a decade ago. Pemberton, 52, dated the gorgeous Moynahan, 43, when she was a model poised to make her feature film debut in “Coyote Ugly” in 2000. They were lovers for about three years — during which the high-end shutterbug snapped hundreds of photos, some of which he described as “erotic.” One set — a nude Moynahan and one of Pemberton’s best friends in a shoot in Williamsburg, Brooklyn — apparently was so objectionable that Moynahan demanded it be destroyed when the couple broke up, Pemberton recalled. “It was just a nude shoot,” the Astoria-based lensman recalled. “We did it kind of drunk. It was kind of funny or what have you.” He insisted the photos — about 1,100 in total — are not creepy candid pictures of some unwitting celebrity. Moynahan gladly participated in the shoots, many of which were done professionally in assorted studios, he said. “This was part of our life — it was a documentary of our life then,” he said… “Attacking you for the rights to your work is wrong,” he told The Post. “It’s a statement about what a celebrity will do to squash what they don’t want out there.”
Let me start out by stating the obvious: It’s possible that no chick in history ever uprgraded more from one boyfriend to the next like Bridget did going from Tiff Pemberton to Tom Brady. I mean, talk about going from the outhouse to the penthouse. This creep looks like “Super Troopers” era Brian Cox. And in the span of a couple of years she jumped from him to America’s Prince Charming? A move like that could actually be harmful. Like a scuba diver surfacing to fast. You could get the Bends from that. Like just a precaution, she should’ve had a couple of slightly above average guys in between, just as a buffer. You see the caliber of loser she was running with before, and the whole getting-knocked-up thing makes a lot more sense.
That said, what exactly is Tiff’s argument here? On what basis is he saying he ought to be able to sell these pictures? He can’t claim to have a legal right because she never signed a release. The “moral right” argument went right out the window the second she said she doesn’t want him to. So he seems to be falling back on the far less enforceable “We were drunk and she wanted me to take them and besides they’re tasteful but mostly someone will pay me 2-grand a pop for these because guys want to jerk off to her picture” defense. I’m no lawyer, but I’m not sure that standard will pass legal muster. All I know for sure is that the same way Bridget upgraded her taste in guys, I have to upgrade my caliber of friends. I’ve been hanging out with the same group of guys since elementary school, and not one of them ever let me do nude modeling shoots with their girlfriends. Clearly I need a Tiff in my life. @JerryThornton1