An influencer facing up to three years in prison accused of breaking Turkey’s obscenity laws astonished court officials when she turned up in a raunchy outfit.
Merve Taskin, 23, is accused of sharing snaps from her OnlyFans with her 576,000 Instagram followers.
The model has already been given a five-month suspended jail sentence for posting photos deemed just 13 months ago (December 2021).
But at a hearing for her new case on 12th January, Taskin’s outfit was anything but repentant.
As she arrived at the Istanbul court with her lawyer Feyza Altun, Taskin was wearing a crotch-skimming mini dress teamed with knee-high leather high-heeled boots.
She completed the outfit with a shoulderless feathered crop top that left little to the imagination.
Taskin posted the photos on social media with the caption: “How do you like my court outfit?”
In her previous case, Taskin had been arrested after her photos from a trip to Amsterdam caused outrage.
In one she posed sitting on a giant penis at the Dutch city’s Sex Museum, while another showed her seemingly naked behind a glass door.
A court initially sentenced Taskin to six months in prison but it was reduced to five months due to good conduct and then later suspended.
Now she is facing jail again with her second obscenity trial in just a few months.
According to Turkish law, people who publish obscene material can receive a prison sentence of up to three years.
Last year – as when her new legal trouble surfaced – Taskin said: “A court decision was taken in the name of obscenity because of the normal ‘ONLYFANS’ photos I used and shared on my Instagram account. Congrats to those who reacted, you’ve reached your goal.”
Taskin’s legal team will now argue that the snaps shared on Instagram were not sold and not obscene.
She said: “I did not sell any photos or videos on this site.
“In addition, I do not think that the photos that are the subject of the case and that are claimed to be obscene are obscene.
“I think such a complaint was made in order to manipulate me. I think I am in a very difficult situation.
“Only the audience I allowed could see the pictures or videos I shared on the site in question. It was not accessible to everyone.”
The trial is ongoing.