Back in January, Marilyn Drake’s photo was featured alongside a serious front page story in the New York Times. In February and March, talk show host Jay Leno made the same picture the butt of his jokes on “The Tonight Show.”

In April, Drake went after the comedian in San Francisco Superior Court, filing a lawsuit that accuses Leno of defaming her with a joke in one of his “headlines” segments, in which he delivers one-liners playing off real news stories or advertisements.

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