Democrat Katie Hill loses 'revenge porn' lawsuit against Daily Mail, vows to appeal


The California Democrat who resigned from Congress over leaked nonconsensual nude photos lost her lawsuit against the Daily Mail for publishing them, but she vowed to fight on.

Katie Hill resigned from Congress in October 2019 over the allegations of improper sexual conduct with one of her staffers that arose from the publishing of leaked nude photos. The improper "throuple" relationship was first reported by Jennifer Van Laar, an editor at RedState.

On Wednesday, a Los Angeles judge ruled that the Daily Mail had a free speech right to publish the photos because they are 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," said L. A. County Superior Court Judge Yolanda Orozco.

"The facts of which these photos speak are about plaintiff's character, judgment and qualifications for her congressional position," she added. "O... (Read more)

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