In another dose of Hollywood's nude pictures scandal, Marcia Cross is the latest victim. The "Desperate Housewives" star is having her nude pictures, "mistakenly thrown out" with the trash back in 2006, leaked into the Internet.
The steamy pictures, taken by hubby Tom Mahoney as the actress showered outdoors, were found by a firm hired to remove garbage from her Los Angeles home in early November 2006. The couple quickly took legal action to prevent the personal photos being published, insisted they had a copyright of them.
Nevertheless, the full frontal and totally naked shots of Cross have been distributed on the Web and will likely be put up for sale as words are mounting that the firm has, through a Phoenix-based representative David Hans Schmidt, been attempting to sell the photos to the highest bidder.
"There are some pictures of her showering outside," Schmidt said in a recent release. "She looks absolutely gorgeous. And yes, the carpet does match the curtains. The pictures were not stolen. When you throw something away, you forfeit that property. We recognize the copyright issue, but U.S. copyright law stops at the border. I'm not looking to mortify Ms. Cross, I just want the most money for my client."
See Cross' nude pictures on egotastic.com.
Cross married Mahoney, a stockbroker, on June 24 last year. They have twin daughters, named Eden and Savannah.