Melbourne (ANI): Lara Bingle has confessed that she felt 'exploited' after ex-flame AFL star Brendan Fevola released her nude photo. Bingle is suing Fevola for circulating her nude picture taken in a shower. The pic was published in last week's Woman's Day magazine.
However, Bingle has come forward to do a "tell-all" interview with the same magazine, for a reported 200,000 dollars fee. Her agent said that she would be donating the amount to charity. "When I found out about it, I just felt like I had been violated," News.com.au quoted her as telling the magazine.
She added: "I do blame him (Fevola). It was a complete betrayal at a time of my life when I trusted him. I was vulnerable and it was a total mistake to trust him." Bingle revealed she is suing Fevola, since she wants to send a "strong message" to others not to exploit women.
She added: "It is important for me to try and restore my own sense of dignity and self-respect by taking control of the situation and showing everyone that it is not cool or funny to send an unauthorised nude photo of someone to your friends.
"I also feel exploited and compromised by the release of a photograph I never gave permission to him to take - and one he promised he had deleted when he realised how upset I was that he would do that. It should never have been taken in the first place. It was definitely an invasion of my privacy and I had always understood it had been deleted."
Bingle is currently dating Australian cricketer Michael Clarke.