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Racy ad photos taken at museum

New York -- New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority said the Diesel clothing models who raised controversy with a library shoot also posed in a nearby museum.

A spokesman for the MTA said the male and female models, who raised controversy with a racy March 27 photo shoot at the Brooklyn Law School Library, posed the same day for underwear ads at the New York Transit Museum, the New York Post reported Tuesday.

"This photo shoot was closed to the public, and it provided revenue needed to help keep the museum operating," MTA spokesman Aaron Donovan said.

The library photo shoot raised the ire of faculty and students at the law school.

Interim Dean Michael Gerber said he was "shocked and mortified" by the pictures and "when the school gave its permission to do the shoot, the school was assured that the photos would be in good taste. They are not."

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