Heidi Klum is supposedly watching legal proceedings over in France, looking at the possibility of suing a French publication that plans on publishing new topless photos of the model. However, the big legal problem for Heidi Klum is that she’s willingly allowed herself to be photographed over and over again topless in public places with no expectation of privacy before.

A court in France decided against one magazine because a long range telescopic lense was used to photograph Kate Middleton from a public road by a female British reporter, however in the case of Heidi Klum there appears to be far less legal standing for a complaint against the French publication that may print the photos.

Heidi Klum will likely find it much tougher to put this genie back in the bottle than Kate Middleton did, where part of Kate’s legal win might only have been because of strong political pull in the French court.