Lawyers for rocker Travis Barker have fired off a cease and desist letter to a gossip blog after editors obtained nude photos of the star and posted them online.
MediaTakeOut.com bosses stunned readers on Wednesday after publishing explicit cell phone images of a 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.
But readers were quick to identify Barker from his distinctive tattoos and the Blink-182 drummer's lawyer, Evan Spiegel of top Hollywood law firm Lavely and Singer, has since leaped into action.
According to TMZ.com, Spiegel has sent MediaTakeOut editors a legal demand ordering them to remove the naked photos from their site, insisting they are an "unauthorized use of private photos."
Sources tell TMZ the photos are more than five years old and were "never intended for public viewing or to be seen by anyone else".