Naughty Santa hires lawyer

ninemsn staff
12:38pm December 18, 2013
A shot from Tyler Van Buren's LinkedIn account, left, screenshot from the handjob Santa video, right. (Supplied)
A shot from Tyler Van Buren's LinkedIn account, left, screenshot from the handjob Santa video, right. (Supplied)

A Santa who is most definitely on the naughty list after he was filmed getting a hand-job in a US department store window is now suing online news site Huffington Post, because he doesn't want his image on the internet.

The man in the red jumpsuit who only comes once a year was caught with his pants down following New York's annual SantaCon.

To see the picture scroll down. WARNING: this image may be offensive to some readers.

Now the fun-loving Father Christmas has turned killjoy, hiring a lawyer and sending out an "urgent" take-down notice.

In the statement, the man's lawyer, who goes by the name Tyler Van Buren, Esq, warns that he will press charges if his client's image isn't taken down in 24 hours.

"My client is a successful New York businessman who was simply trying to get home with his girlfriend who had a little bit too much to drink," the statement reads.

A still from the SantaCon handjob video that has gone viral. (Supplied)
A still from the SantaCon handjob video that has gone viral. (Supplied)

It then continues: "The accusations being made have no merit and no basis and are damaging for my client and his girlfriend's reputation and their respective careers".

However, after some careful snooping, online news site Gawker discovered that the "lawyer" in question was not actually a lawyer at all, but rather a science graduate who works in a pharmaceutical company.

Adding further insult to injury, the photo listed on Mr Van Buren's LinkedIn page bears a striking resemblance to the Santa caught in the video.

Take a look above and decide for yourself.

Source: Gawker
Author: Natasha Lee, Approving editor: Nick Pearson

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