Former Congress woman Kattie Hill lost lawsuit against Daily Mail for publishing her nude photos
Former Congress woman, Katie Hill, lost her lawsuit against Daily Mail over the leaked explicit photos of her and one of her staffer published by the news outlet.
The freedom of speech won this time and on Wednesday, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Yolanda Orozco ruled that Daily News didn’t violate the laws by publishing the Democrat’s nude photos. The ruling says that the scandal photos were in the public interest in terms of the character of the former member of Congress.
"The photos show a sitting congresswoman engaging in conduct some might consider highly inappropriate and perhaps unlawful, with one exhibiting plaintiff's tattoo which looks similar to the symbols formerly used by white supremacists," Judge Orozco said.
Katie Hills resigned from Congress after the leaked photos arose allegations of her inappropriate sexual misconduct with her former staffer and her then husband back in 2019. The so-dubbed “throuple” relationship was first reported by an editor at RedState.
Regardless of the Judge’s decision, Hill said she was going to continue with her battle. On Wednesday she bounced the ruling on her Twitter.
"I sued the Daily Mail for their publication of my nonconsensual nude images. Today, we lost in court because a judge - not a jury - thinks revenge porn is free speech," Hill tweeted.
I sued the Daily Mail for their publication of my nonconsensual nude images. Today, we lost in court because a judge - not a jury - thinks revenge porn is free speech. This fight has massive implications for any woman who ever wants to run for office, so quitting isn’t an option. https://t.co/Sjhl5XOB6j— Katie Hill (@KatieHill4CA) April 7, 2021
"This fight has massive implications for any woman who ever wants to run for office, so quitting isn't an option," she added.
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