New York, March 20: A fashion photographer who had been sued for 1.1 million dollars for posing a topless model at the Empire State Building has claimed that the case has done more damage to his good name than the X-rated stunt did to blemish the world-famous skyscraper's reputation.
Allen Henson has filed a 5 million dollar countersuit against the owners of the tourist attraction site and the lawsuit mentions that nudity is not the skyscraper's problem as the 86th-floor outdoor observatory is also known for attracting suicidal jumpers, the New York Post reported.
According to court papers, the fashion photographer has accused the owners of the 103-floor skyscraper of casting him "in a false light as a person who has violated terms of a license, created a public disturbance, and has violated the law".
However, a spokeswoman for the building has said that the claims are totally without merit and they will respond to them in court. (ANI)