A Florida man is painting a fruit on the face of a woman in the state’s most populous county.
The woman, who asked not to be named, told Fox News the artist painted her face with fruit as a sign of respect.
She said the fruit was painted on her face at her home in Broward County on Friday and then hung from the ceiling in her living room.
The woman, whose face was painted, said she believes the work was meant to represent her relationship with her father, who died of a brain tumor in 2011.
The artist is named in the lawsuit, which was filed by the artist’s attorney and the family of the woman.
The artist’s lawyer, John C. Martin, said the artist did not intend to offend anyone and he was only painting the woman because she was in her own house.
The suit says the artist had no idea the woman would object to the painting.
The suit also accuses the artist of harassing the woman and using her identity as a means of extortion.