It turns out that the embarrassing crotch shot published on Perez Hilton‘s site of Miley Cyrus, 17, at the MMVAs was released by Reuters news service and also appears online at the Fox News site. The photo, shown above, was snapped just as the bottom of the teen’s outfit slipped.
A Reuters representative told Fox News that because “it occurred on stage in front of hundreds of people and other cameras, as well as the fact that the teen sensation is transitioning away from ‘Hannah Montana’ and into a more grown-up performer,” they decided to sell the picture.
Former Los Angeles sex crimes prosecutor Robin Sax told Fox News, “The picture is not prosecutable. It is a question of intent, and here the picture is taken on stage, in public, and its purpose is not child pornography. It was not intended to promote pornography.”