The woman at the center of former NY Gov., Eliot Spitzer scandal, Ashley Alexandra Dupré, has filed suit against Girls Gone Wild founder, Joe Francis and his company.

She claims exploitation of her name and image for profit.

The suit seeks $10 million in damages.

According to People Magazine, the Girls Gone Wild representatives approached and offered Dupré alcohol in order for her to flash her breasts to their cameras, while she was a 17-year-old vacationing in Florida.

However, her underage status made the release she signed void.

The suit also claims that her image, name, voice and likeness have been illegally used in deceptive ad campaigns and on the web site.

Francis said he was “surprised and in fact amazed” by the lawsuit, noting he has not released new video of Dupré “due to corporate policy of not using footage of individuals younger than 18” and asserting she gave her consent on video, providing identification.

“She’s seeking $10 million for topless photos taken in front of a room full of people, including two newspapers and multiple crews we had in the room,” adds Francis. “These images were taken in public places and contain no sexual contact. We expect to triumph in this matter.”

Francis was recently released from a Nevada jail and still faces federal tax evasion charges. He’s also fighting charges in Florida for allegedly filming underage girls in Panama City. Francis says the girls lied about their age.

Dupré turns 23 this week and hasn’t appeared publicly since the Gov. Spitzer scandal broke.

In March, Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s past as a call-girl customer was publicly exposed.

He resigned from his position as governor quickly after the scandal broke.

For further details and updates please visit People Magazine and AOL News.

Tamika M. Murray blogs for PJ’s and A Movie and Stop and Stare Photos and Blogcritics.org.

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