In a case of "Don't believe everything you read on the Internet," those supposedly unretouched photos of Cindy Crawford in a bikini might have been retouched after all—to make her look worse.

Via TMZ:

The lawyer for Cindy's photographer fired off a letter — obtained by TMZ — threatening everyone who posted the pic with a lawsuit if they didn't take it down and apologize. The lawyer says the original pic was stolen and then doctored to make her midsection look haggard.

The lawyer included a statement from the famous photog, who says he took the pic for Marie Claire Mexico and someone stole it from him and Photoshopped it.

The one thing no one's contesting is that Crawford, who turns 50 next month (can you believe it? I feel like it was just yesterday when I'd binge watch House of Style and fantasize about my future career as a supermodel, a dream that's totally come to fruition, etc.) and is the mother of two children, looks amazing—not for her age, because fuck that noise, but she just does, regardless of whether the photos were altered or not.

Image via AP