Kate Upton, Sports Illustrated 2014

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UPDATE: A source tells E! News that "Sports Illustrated wrote the legal letter [and] Kate Upton has nothing to do with it." A spokesperson for the magazine confirmed to E! News a letter was sent to Celeb Jihad, adding, "We've asked them to take down the photos and will move forward accordingly."


A lot of people would like to see Kate Upton in the buff, but most will have to settle for seeing the 21-year-old Sports Illustrated swimsuit model in a bikini.

Celeb Jihad, however, took the liberty of Photoshopping naked pictures of Upton, claiming the doctored images were "outtakes" from her 2014 swimsuit shoot. Per TMZ, Upton is threatening to sue the site over the fake X-rated images. Celeb Jihad, the self-described "holy Islamic extremist celebrity gossip website," called the purported lawsuit "laughable."

The site claims it's "absolutely absurd" for Upton to sue, stating, "As pious Muslims we must only obey Shariah law, and thus can only be taken to trial in a Shariah court." Their other logic? "Kate Upton is a woman, and thus livestock. She has no legal rights under Shariah law. A perfect analogy would be a cow trying to sue a dairy farmer for pinching her teats."

Celeb Jihad claims they're "so unconcerned by [Upton's alleged] legal threats" that they're "posting even more outtakes of Kate naked and getting pounded below." This statement was followed by a slew of clearly fake photos attempting to appear as Upton.

Reps for Upton did not immediately respond to E! News' request for comment.

(Originally published March 10, 2014, at 9:05 AM PT.)

—Reporting by Ruth O'Neill

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