Judge rules nude photos of ex-congresswoman Katie Hill, who resigned after sex scandal, are ‘matter of public concern’ (Russia Today)

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    Judge rules nude photos of ex-congresswoman Katie Hill, who resigned after sex scandal, are ‘matter of public concern’ – By Russia Today Newsroom (Russia Today) / April 8 2021

    A judge has tossed a lawsuit by former representative Katie Hill, ruling that her nude photos that were leaked to the media amid claims she had affairs with staffers were not revenge porn, but covered by the freedom of speech.

    Los Angeles Judge Yolanda Orozco sided with the Daily Mail as she ruled on Wednesday that naked images of Hill taken by her ex-husband Kenny Heslep and leaked to the paper “were a matter of public issue or public interest,” since they were indicative of Hill’s “character and qualifications for her position.”

    Orozco noted that the photos in question showed Hill with a campaign aide, with whom she reportedly had an affair at the time, as well as appearing “to show [her] using a then-illegal drug and displaying a tattoo that was controversial because it resembled a white supremacy symbol.”

    The judge rejected the argument by Hill’s attorney that the paper could have just limited its scoop to describing the images without publishing them, calling such reasoning “unpersuasive.”

    CONTINUE > https://www.rt.com/usa/520422-nude-photos-lawsuit-katie-hill/

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