Racy Billboard Gets Lawyer New Work ... at Playboy
Posted Jan 11, 2008 6:19 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
A controversial billboard featuring scantily clad models promoting a divorce lawyer's Chicago matrimonial practice didn't stay up for long.
But it put attorney Corri Fetman, 44, on target for a new career at Playboy. In addition to offering advice to readers as the magazine's "Lawyer of Love" columnist, Fetman also reportedly bares all in the magazine's upcoming February issue, according to a press release.
As discussed in earlier ABAJournal.com posts, Fetman's racy billboard featured a scantily clad man and woman beside the slogan "Life's Short. Get a Divorce." It attracted international attention before complaints from outraged neighbors prompted municipal officials to determine that it lacked a necessary permit and order that it be taken down. See the ads here.
Not until now, however, was it revealed that the models featured on the billboard were in fact Fetman and her personal trainer, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. Fetman says she expects criticism, but that it won't prevent her from pursuing both the Playboy gig and her legal career. (She reportedly is trying to arrange to put up another billboard, featuring a dominatrix and the slogan "Take Control. Get A Divorce.")
Her billboards and Playboy photos don't denigrate either herself or other women, she tells the Chicago newspaper. "The naked body is a beautiful thing. Besides, I still have the same brain I had before I took my clothes off. I'm the same lawyer, the same ballbuster and then some. I shouldn't be punished for having brains and a body."