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Atlantic City Casino's Billboards Called 'Offensive'

5 July 2002

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey – As reported by the Associated Press: "A sultry, scantily clad model who adorns Trump Taj Mahal billboard ads is getting a cool reception from a man who calls the ads `offensive.'

"For the second time in two weeks, Clarence Williams of Atlantic City complained Wednesday to New Jersey casino regulators about the ads, which feature a leggy Brazilian woman in a bikini, lying down.

"…Williams complained to the state Casino Control Commission about it June 20, saying the woman looked to be naked. As a Christian, it offended him, he said.

"On Wednesday he complained about another billboard -- same model, same casino, same bikini -- on U.S. 40 in which she is seen lying on her stomach on the bow of a motorboat to be given away by Taj Mahal in a promotion.

"`Please stop letting these casinos take advantage of women,' said Williams, who described himself as a Christian and a grandfather. "

"…`She absolutely personifies the Trump image,' Taj Mahal spokeswoman Suze DiPietro said…"

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