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Ex-Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer May Sue Over 'Revenge Makeover' Ads

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By    |   Wednesday, 02 Sep 2015 09:10 PM

Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is considering filing a lawsuit over online advertisements that use unflattering pictures of her and imply she got a "revenge makeover" after her husband divorced her, The Arizona Republic reports.

Brewer told the paper she is still married to her husband, John Brewer, and has not had a "revenge makeover."


The ads, which appear at the bottom of several websites, show photos of Brewer over the words, "Divorced for Being 'Too Old' See Her Revenge Makeover."

"It's obviously a very distorted and unflattering photo, and it’s hurtful and it’s wrong," Brewer told the Republic. "I want whoever is behind the use of this image to cease and desist and do so immediately or it will leave me with no option but to pursue legal recourse against them."

Brewer pointed out that she is no longer a public figure, having left office in January.

"No matter where I go, where I travel, people bring it up," she said. "They’re using it for commercial purposes."

The ads were placed through RevContent and Content.ad.

Katherine Saviola of RevContent told The Republic the company was unaware that "certain advertisements may feature the likeness of Ms. Brewer" and said the company is "not the originator or creator of the advertisements in question or any ads within our network."

A Content.ad spokesman told FoxNews.com it was investigating the ad.

"We review and approve all images based on our internal standards and would not allow the use of celebrity images that imply any sort of endorsement unless that endorsement is verified," spokesman Jonathan Marikiles said. "I am sure that our approval team would have had no idea that this image was of Gov. Brewer."

Content.ad will be stopping the ads, Markiles said.

One of the images appears to be a cropped photo shot by a Reuters photographer, but Reuters said it has not given permission for any of its photos to be used in advertising.

The ads link to stories about "wrinkle transformation, eye creams and a "BH plastic surgeon," according to the Republic.

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Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is considering filing a lawsuit over online advertisements that use unflattering pictures of her and imply she got a "revenge makeover" after her husband divorced her, The Arizona Republic reports.
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