He says it is, she says it isn't.
The face is definitely hers: we'd know that dead-eyed look anywhere!
Here and here.
Almost as alluring as a pound of frozen fish fingers.
Hanson has taken legal action, not for the publication of the photo's, but for her assertion that the photo's aren't real. She makes some interesting points about the alleged timing of the photo's, the age of the man who claims to have taken them, and so on.
Heck of a good photoshopping effort if they're fake.
Either way, the world would have continued to turn in its usual manner, and we all would have gone about our business without feeling any need to see a real, or pretend, teenage Hanson looking every bit the anti-sex harpy. A cruel and unnecessary assault on the public senses.
Hanson offers to take a belly button test.
Media outlets insist they subjected the pics to forensic analysis and detected no fiddling. They stand by their claims of authenticity.
Hanson has taken things a step further by claiming that even the head isn't hers, stating that she had long hair during the years when it's alleged the pics were taken. If so, the belly button revelation isn't necessary and the whole thing could be whipped off the front pages by first thing tomorrow morning with a quick public showing of select happy snaps from the family albums of that era. Too easy, hey?
Coverage here fwiw
Paper today shows pic of Hanson with long hair, apparently from her book. Note the long hair. Note that the hair in the nudie pics might just have been pulled back. But photo's show the same style of hair as it sits around the crown and forehead. Most particularly note that the hair color in both is the same. If the nude pics are fake, someone went to the trouble of tracking down her real hair color, and her hairstyle from that era - black hair, not the distinctive bright red we're accustomed to seeing. Given all that, a legal case might hang on the belly button test.
The debate continues to rage, with yeahs and nays still divided evenly.
I'm not taking any bets folks, although, as Kath points out, the alleged photographer has started back-tracking. Now he's not sure who the heck is in the photo's.
See Ian Hall's post and comments (alerted via SkepticLawyer).