Ann Kirsten Kennis Wins
I hope her settlement was fair and I hope this allows Kennis (her married name is now Benschop) to achieve some sort of closure with regards to this matter.
When I saw the image, I have to admit--it's a stunning photo of a very lovely woman. It has a wonderful "vintage" look to it and it made for an amazing album cover. But it did use the image of a person without their permission, and the legalities of this case are byzantine enough already. I hope whoever "stole" this image and misrepresented the ownership of it is punished.
Kennis posed for the shot ages ago, 1983 to be exact. And she is still lovely:
Kennis gave a full accounting of her modeling career to Vanity Fair, and her work was stunning:
Anyway, here's to the courts--and here's to closure.