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Model to sue over sex doll

Instagram model Yael Cohen Aris says Chinese company is marketing life-size toy with her head on it, using her name, and with details right down to the beauty mark on her lip

Yael Cohen Aris (right) in a British TV interview, and the sex doll (left) she says was created in her image. Photo: YouTube screenshot
Yael Cohen Aris (right) in a British TV interview, and the sex doll (left) she says was created in her image. Photo: YouTube screenshot

ISRAELI Instagram model Yael Cohen Aris says a sex doll of her has been made without her permission, with the likeness so accurate it includes a beauty mark she has just below her lip.

Cohen Aris, who has 1.1 million followers on Instagram, is seeking to stop the marketing of the doll, which she claims was made in her image without her consent.

“I don’t have anything against the sex doll industry; the problem here is they did it without my consent, without my knowledge,” she said.

A spokesperson for Chinese company Irontech Dolls, which makes sex dolls with switchable heads in distinct models, called it “a coincidence”, even though the doll head’s dark hair, a facial structure, eyeglasses, and small beauty mark all closely match those of Cohen Aris.

The company even named the doll the “Yael” and have promoted it using real-life images of Cohen Aris.

After she raised a protest about the doll and issued demands, Irontech said it will no longer use “Yael” as the name for the doll, and that it will tell its partners to stop using photos of her to market it.

“First of all it should get off the shelves, and then maybe we could talk about what happened and how things went wrong and why,” Cohen Aris said.

A web search last week found a “Yael” doll being marketed for over $1900. To clarify, yours truly DID NOT buy it.

WITH TIMES OF ISRAEL

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