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A Florida judge has ordered a man to remove a crass account of his relationship with a former Miss Vermont from his Web site. The beauty queen, Katy Johnson, made a name for herself by encouraging teens to save sex for marriage. The man, Tucker Max, claims he and Johnson had a steamy affair in South Florida, where she lives. He posted the sordid details on the Internet to boost sales of his book, The Definitive Book of Pick-Up Lines. Judge Diana Lewis ordered Max to delete the explicit account from his Web site, Tuckermax.com. One legal expert said the ruling was “clearly a suppression of free speech.” Johnson’s lawyer said Max’s story was untrue, and that the ruling should discourage “parasitic smut peddlers who live off the good names of others.”
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