This picture of actor Steve McQueen eating a doughnut has gotten English actress Claire Forlani in trouble.
Forlani, most recently best known for playing Dr. Peyton Driscoll on the TV show "CSI: New York," bought the William Claxton print three years ago as a birthday present for Dougray Scott, who is now her husband. This past July, for reasons that are not entirely clear, she sent out a "mass email" claiming that the dealer who had sold her the print, Paul Rusconi, was selling forged materials and overcharging for them (I guess those two things do tend to go together—if you believe the first to be true, then the second would follow).
In retaliation, Rusconi is suing the actress for defamation. According to papers acquired by the gossip show "TMZ," Rusconi believes that "only a very large damages judgment can begin to remedy" the grievous harm she has done to his reputation—$25 million being a sum that would do nicely, according Courthouse News Service.
Rusconi claims the Claxton print, one of only 15 prints made of the picture by the photographer, is genuine.