A former principal dancer at the New York City Ballet claims his ex-girlfriend — who sued him for allegedly sharing secretly-recorded naked photos and videos of her and other ballerinas — agreed to the racy pics and even asked for similar photos from him.
Chase Finlay — who along with three other male dancers and the NYCB was sued by student-dancer Alexandra Waterbury last September — says her claim that he took the nude photos without her knowledge can’t be true and he has the text messages to prove it, according to his filing in Manhattan Supreme Court to answer Waterbury’s suit.
“You already have a pic of me honey,” Waterbury texted Finlay, the court documents allege.
“So show me you,” she said, adding that she wanted to see an X-rated picture of him, “more than anything,” according to the court papers.
Finlay’s lawyers argue that when he shared the photos with other male dancers he was only trying to show-off not harm the women.
“The alleged disclosure was an exercise in titillation and braggadocio rather than revenge porn,” read the court documents.
Waterbury’s explosive suit claimed that Finlay texted other men in the company, “You have any pictures of girls you’ve f–ked? I’ll send you some [hot] ballerina girls I’ve made scream.”
This prompted the men to allegedly respond with their own nude photos of women.
Finlay resigned last August and two other dancers, Zachary Catazaro and Amar Ramasar, were fired soon after the lawsuit came out.
An arbitrator in April ruled Catazaro and Ramasar should be reinstated at the company
Waterbury’s lawyer did not immediately return a request for comment.