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Rush to see porn crashes magazine's server

Rush to see porn crashes magazine's server

An influx of curious Australian men, eager to get a glimpse of Australian model Lara Bingle in the buff, crashed the GQ Germany website after it published nude photos of the popular model.

The existence of nude photographs of Bingle -- including one showing her sitting in a field of long grass, and another with her wearing pink silk sleeves with the ocean behind her -- surfaced last week after men's magazine Zoo Weekly, revealed it would be using them in their defense of legal action brought by Bingle for defamation, misleading conduct and breach of copyright.

After it was revealed the nude photos were on the GQ Germany site, hordes of visitors flocked to the site, crashing its servers and resulting in the GQ Germany team to replace the photos with this message:

"Welcome to GQ Germany, Australia! It's always nice to have visitors from Down Under, but our servers were not prepared for this sudden rush. So our work here was done, before it even started. Cheers mates!"

A dispute has since been raging between the perpetrating photographer, Gavin O'Neill, one of Australia's most successful nude photographers, and Lara Bingle's management who claim the photos were taken as test-shots when she was only 17. O'Neill contends they were taken with the full knowledge and support of her agency.

In a statement to the Sydney Morning Herald, O'Neill said he had offers from "a few European magazines" to publish the whole selection, and said whether he sold the photos would be based on "the quality of the magazine and definitely not the amount of money" he would receive.


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