Photographer Allen Henson being sued by the Empire Estate Building.

Photographer Allen Henson shot photos of a topless model on top of the Empire Estate Building without permission, and now the building’s owners are suing Henson for $1.1 million.

“[Henson] intentionally violated rules of the Observatory, intentionally engaged in unauthorized, objectionable, and inappropriate conduct in full view of ESB’s customers, tenants, visitors, including families with children, and employees, and caused ESB to suffer economic losses and damage to its reputation,” the six-page lawsuit states.

“In order to continue to attract visitors, including families, to the building and the observatory, and assure their well-being, ESB has to maintain both the image and the fact that the building and the observatory are safe, secure and appropriate places for families and tourists”

Topless Empire By Allen Henson

Photo by Allen Henson


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