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Chantelle Otten replaces the cover for book after a dispute over the artwork


Dylan Alcott’s sexologist girlfriend Chantelle Otten replaces the cover of her book after a dispute over the artwork










Melbourne sexologist Chantelle Otten has had to change the cover of her new book, The Sex Ed You Never Had, due to issues surrounding the artwork.

The 30-year-old, who is the girlfriend of Paralympian Dylan Alcott, explained the book’s design was too similar to the logo of an American company, The Sex Ed.

‘It has come to the attention of myself and my publisher and our designer that the design of my book has similarities to a logo of a company over in the United States,’ she said in an emotional video shared to Instagram.

Dispute: Melbourne sexologist Chantelle Otten (pictured) has had to change the cover of her new book, The Sex Ed You Never Had, due to issues surrounding the artwork

Dispute: Melbourne sexologist Chantelle Otten (pictured) has had to change the cover of her new book, The Sex Ed You Never Had, due to issues surrounding the artwork

‘That company is called The Sex Ed. And I’ll be honest, this is a really hard situation to be in. I’m mortified. I’m actually really devastated for everyone that’s involved and it’s really not something that I’d wish on anyone,’ she added. 

Fighting back tears, Chantelle acknowledged The Sex Ed would have been upset to see its intellectual property used elsewhere, but insisted her publisher hadn’t copied the artwork deliberately.

‘I can only imagine for The Sex Ed, finding this online would have been really brutal, and for that I’m sorry,’ she said.

Similarities: The 30-year-old, who is the girlfriend of Paralympian Dylan Alcott, explained the book's cover (pictured) was too similar to the logo of an American company, The Sex Ed

Similarities: The 30-year-old, who is the girlfriend of Paralympian Dylan Alcott, explained the book’s cover (pictured) was too similar to the logo of an American company, The Sex Ed 

‘They’re an amazing platform that does great work in championing sexuality. We’ve just kind of ended up in this unfortunate, weird coincidence here, and it really sucks.’  

Chantelle added that while her book’s design wasn’t a deliberate act of plagiarism, she had to ‘act immediately’ to resolve the issue.

‘We’ve decided to change the design of the book, and we’ve taken down past imagery as well,’ she said.

Accident: Chantelle acknowledged The Sex Ed would have been upset to see its intellectual property used elsewhere, but insisted her publisher hadn't copied the artwork deliberately

Accident: Chantelle acknowledged The Sex Ed would have been upset to see its intellectual property used elsewhere, but insisted her publisher hadn’t copied the artwork deliberately 

Publisher Allen & Unwin said: ‘Recently we became aware of similarities between the cover art for The Sex Ed You’ve Never Had, and a U.S.-based sex ed business.

‘This is a genuine coincidence, as neither Chantelle nor Allen & Unwin was aware of the existence of the U.S. business until they contacted us.

‘It’s a disappointing situation for everyone involved.

‘Chantelle is a vital, important educator who champions inclusivity and positivity – her care for others is an integral part of who she is.

‘Because of this we have made the decision to transition to a new cover for The Sex Ed You’ve Never Had, which will be available to readers very soon. In the meantime, the book remains available to purchase.’ 

Wheelchair tennis champion Dylan, 30, supported his partner by commenting below her video: ‘Love you, baby. Proud of you always.’ 

Chantelle’s book was published last Tuesday and the release coincided with a series of promotional interviews, including a magazine cover. 

Bond: Wheelchair tennis champion Dylan Alcott, 30, supported his partner by commenting below her video: 'Love you, baby. Proud of you always'

Bond: Wheelchair tennis champion Dylan Alcott, 30, supported his partner by commenting below her video: ‘Love you, baby. Proud of you always’

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