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Yetigirl said:
Still trying to figger out HOW he lost his pants! :eek: Lucky for him there was no face shot or name released.......yet! Someday, hel'll look back on this and laugh! :D
yes, the pants thing has me completely puzzled. I saw this article in the post with a link to the smoking gun site with all of the pics - they even listed the contact for the photog if anyone was interested in buying rights to the pics - only in America.
 

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I thought about this a long time and I still can't figure out how you can fall off a lift and out of your pants and undies too! He is going in the same direction as gravity. How can his pants go up? Did the waist of his pants get caught on the seat?

Something is not right here.

I know if I got a frostbitten penis, I would sue...demand a hot Vail Hotel room + viagra for life!
 

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The seat back was up... probably due the high winds up near the top. It was a major mistake on the part of the liftie who was most likely asleep or daydreaming. The guy fell through the opening and the only thing holding him from serious injury or death was the fact that his binding did not release. He was 20' above the creek upside down.
The picture is not a violation of the guy's rights. It was taken in public on public land. Just like twat shots of Paris and Britney. The stupid photographer would have made more money if he would have tried to sell it to Vail first instead of to the Vail Daily. The COO of Vail got the whole article pulled from the Vail Daily website. It shows gross negligence on Vail's part. They want it to go away.. bad!!!!

As far as laughing about it, I'd be laughing too as I counted my 7 figure settlement!
 

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onbelaydave said:
First the lift op for not tossing down the seat, 2nd: Vail Resorts, 3rd: HP for posting the photo, 4th: the photographer who submitted it to HP w/o a release form, etc,etc.
Not really. It's pretty hard to sue the ski industry and win in Colorado, http://www.chalatlaw.com/NEW/articles/skilaw.html, and it's also hard to sue someone for free expression in the U.S.
 

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WKD-RDR said:
He was a "sharpshooter" for Vail, and he got canned.

http://www.vaildaily.com/article/20090106/NEWS/901069934/1062
"suspended" not canned yet.

The victim should be paying the photographer since it's only going to help the him get a big settlement out of this.

BTW, if Odom does lose his job, I'm sure he won't cry. I hear sharpshooters pays their photogs poorly.
 

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This thing has gone viral. I even saw it on ABC's Good Morning America show this morning. Oh, the humiliation!

My guess is the only thing the Vail sharpshooter did wrong is violate his employment contract. I doubt that any model release was needed for this photo since the subject of the photo is not identifiable (do you recognize that butt?) and it was essentially a "news" event.
 
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