Bon Jovi Rep Brushes Off Raunchy Photos

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July 26, 2010 | 11:50am EST

A rep for Jon Bon Jovi has slammed the singer’s former tour manager for releasing a set of raunchy photos of the rocker in bed with topless women – insisting he’s attempting to “cash in” on his former boss’ fame.

Rich Bozzett has published a series of racy shots featuring the Bon Jovi frontman in a newly released memoir, Sex, Drugs and Bon Jovi.

Bozzett says the pictures, taken by famed rock photographer Ross Marino during Bon Jovi’s 7800 degree Fahrenheit tour in 1985, were meant to be publicity shots.

He pocketed the negatives, which were then kept in a safety-deposit box until last year, when he decided to write the book.

But he claims Bon Jovi asked him to destroy the images shortly after the shoot, for fear they would destroy his all-American image.

Bozzett writes, “A panic-stricken Jon Bon Jovi immediately called up Doc (his manager McGhee) to tell him that we needed to track down the pictures as soon as possible.”

Bon Jovi’s spokesperson has shrugged off the release of the raunchy, decades-old shoot, and slammed Bozzett’s alleged money motives.

The rep tells the New York Post, “This is an outtake of a photo shoot. Everyone should be so lucky at 22 years old… Rich is remembered as a nice-enough guy who was eventually in over his head as the band’s success grew. As far as his attempt to cash in on alleged experiences he had 21 years ago? No comment.”

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