Revenge Porn Victims Compensated for Emotional Distress
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Invasion of Privacy & Revenge Porn Lawsuits

Cincinnati Attorney: Revenge Porn Victims Compensated for Emotional Distress


In April 2018, a federal judge in California ordered a man to pay $6.4 million in damages to an ex-girlfriend for the alleged spreading of sexual photos of her online. The defendant posted suggestive photos on dating and pornography websites after they broke up. She sent the photos to him before the relationship deteriorated.

The court’s decision sets an important precedent. Courts around the country have awarded revenge porn victims in recent years, including an $8.9 million award to Washington couple in 2017. Revenge porn laws aim to protect people in the intentional distribution of non-consensual pornography.

The Lyon Firm has represented individuals in a confidential settlement against a former spouse for the publication of private photographs taken during the course of a marital relationship. The former spouse published erotic photographs on numerous internet sites and forwarded copies to family members to harass the plaintiff.

Joe Lyon in a highly-rated Cincinnati personal injury lawyer who has successfully handled invasion of privacy claims resulting in six figure settlements in Ohio. The Lyon Firm recognizes the personal nature of many of these cases. For a confidential and no-cost legal consultation, call (800) 513-2403.


Revenge Porn & Invasion of Privacy

As technology enters into almost every aspect of our daily life, we are seeing our privacy diminish. Instances of invasions of privacy are reported in many corporate and private affairs. The loss of private data can be serious, as can the publication of personal and sensitive photographs and information. Reputations can suffer and emotional distress can be serious. Examples of invasion of privacy claims may include, Revenge Porn, Hidden Video Cameras, and the Unauthorized Use or Sale of a photograph, image, or name.

Victims may file claims for emotional pain and suffering, disgorgement of any illicit monetary gains, and punitive damages. Lawyers argue that there is an expectation of privacy while photos and videos are produced while a couple is in good standing, and thus will not be shared outside of the relationship. It may not be used or published without consent. Ex-spouses and ex-boyfriends may publish private sex tapes and photographs on websites to embarrass a former partner. This is a tortious act and compensable under Ohio law.

The statute of limitations for an invasion of privacy claim in Ohio is one year from the date of the act.

Joe Lyon is an experienced Cincinnati, Ohio personal injury attorney. If you or a loved one has questions about an invasion of privacy claim and the available remedies, contact The Lyon Firm at 800.513.2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer these critical questions. 

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