- Author: Herman Brusselmans (b. 1957)
- Publisher: Standaard Books
Confronting Bodies: Ann Demeulemeester
Dates of Action: November 1999
Description of Artwork: Writer Herman Brusselmans from Gent, Belgium wrote a fictional novel about a publisher named Guggenheimer, a man without scruples and a huge libido; Guggenheimer is a fictitious character but the people who are described as having sex with this character are not, such as fashion designer Ann Demeulemeester.
The Incident: Ann Demeulemeester, who did not appreciate being described as an ugly woman sucking Guggenheimer's fictional penis, filed a lawsuit.
Results of Incident: The lawsuit was successful and the book was recalled in Belgium.
Source: Gossip and newspaper articles