Scandal! Travis Barker is fighting to get nude photos of him scrapped from the Web.
Lawyers for the Blink-182 drummer have fired off a cease and desist letter to MediaTakeOut.com after editors of the urban interest website obtained nude photos of the star and posted them online on Wednesday.
The website, which is responsible for unleashing nude snaps of Kanye West’s former main squeeze Amber Rose, got their hot little hands on explicit cellphone snaps of the heavily-tattooed rock star, pictured from the neck down, on their website amid reports the then-unnamed musician had sent pictures of his penis to a female admirer.
Readers quickly identified Barker from his distinctive tattoos and the Blink-182 drummer’s lawyer, Evan Spiegel of top Hollywood law firm Lavely and Singer, leaped into action. Spiegel has sent MediaTakeOut editors a legal demand ordering them to remove the naked photos from their site. Barker’s legal team argues that the snaps are an “unauthorized use of private photos.”
The photos are reportedly more than five years old and were “never intended for public viewing or to be seen by anyone else.”