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Lawyers Boo Monica's New Do

Monica Lewinsky's new legal team is outraged over a glamorous photo spread of the former White House intern in next month's Vanity Fair magazine, the Daily News reported Tuesday.

Lewinsky's recently dismissed lawyer, William Ginsburg, said in April that he had approved the photo shoot.

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Plato Cacheris and Jacob Stein, Lewinsky's new lawyers, fear the photos could hurt her efforts to avoid criminal charges in the investigation into her statements about an alleged affair with President Clinton, the newspaper said.

Ginsburg had said he thought the photo session would help his client.

"She was becoming very depressed by this torture that she is going through," he said after the photos were first reported in April. "I thought it would be a good idea. This young lady needs to feel good about herself."

She received no payment for the photos and did not give the magazine an interview, Ginsburg said.

Vanity Fair West Coast editor Krista Smith, who attended the shoot, said Lewinsky appeared to enjoy posing for celebrity photographer Herb Ritts.

"She was a real natural," Smith said. "She was easy to work with."

Smith said Ginsburg and lawyer Nathaniel Speights were at the shoot "and were perfectly happy with what was going on."

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