Santa Rosa lawyer's YouTube ad with 'Miss Naughty' draws fans, foes

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

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SANTA ROSA, Calif. -- A California defense lawyer is getting both laughs and criticism for a YouTube advertisement that shows him interacting with a stuffed "Miss Naughty" doll that is supposed to represent a prostitute seeking his services.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat says attorney Michael Fiumara posted the video last month. Comedy Central's midnight show featured it last week.

In the video, Fiumara pretends to interview the doll, which answers his questions with sexual innuendos. The lawyer ends the meeting by saying legal ethics prohibit him from having sex with clients.

The Press Democrat says YouTube viewers and fellow lawyers have given the clip mixed reviews. Some have complained it is demeaning to the legal profession, while others gave it a thumbs-up.

For his part, Fiumara says he has made serious videos on prostitution law and wanted to try something funny.