A few months ago I launched a magazine so I could publish some of my work. I did a photo shoot and interview with a model specifically for this magazine. Now, photo shoots I do all the time and I know how they work... interviews I'm still learning. I had the model sign my air-tight release for the photo shoot, and also proceeded to have my assistant interview her during the shoot.
Weeks later, when I looked over what my assistant got from the interview, I deemed it unusable and decided to ask the model some additional questions myself (via email) to get something actually worth publishing. The model was aware that I was asking her questions for the magazine.
Now here's the problem. I get the model's responses, but then she writes me back the very next day and states that she made a mistake, and didn't mean to send me those responses, and that I don't have her permission to use/print what she said. So my first question is does she actually have grounds to deny the use of her statements like this? In my release, there is a clause that states "Such Photographs and Video may be used, in the sole discretion of the Users, with or without my name, or a fictitious name, along with quotations, interviews or biographical material. The Users may use the Photographs and Video and statements attributed to me, in the sole discretion of the Users."
I don't know how well this covers me for interviews, particularly a follow-up interview done after the shoot took place. But I'd like to get this clear so I can avoid problems like this in the future. I don't want to ruin my relationship with this model. So I'm really between a rock and a hard place with this one. But I'd like to get some opinions from others here.