Katie Hill Lawsuit vs. Daily Mail over 'Revenge Porn' Tossed Out in California

Katie Hill Lawsuit vs. Daily Mail over 'Revenge Porn' Tossed Out in California


A California state court dismissed a lawsuit by former U.S. Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA) against the UK Daily Mail on Wednesday in which she sued the publication for publishing “revenge porn” photos of her with a female staffer.

As Breitbart News reported in October 2019, the RedState blog and the Daily Mail published the photos, which were apparently leaked by Hill’s estranged husband. Hill resigned over the affair, though not before casting her last vote to impeach President Donald Trump.

In December, as Breitbart News reported, Hill sued RedState and the Daily Mail, among others. Liberal constitutional scholar Jonathan Turley, while sympathetic, criticized Hill for “seeking a radical extension of liability for the media.”

But the Daily Mail invoked California’s anti-SLAPP law, a law that seeks to discourage “strategic lawsuits against public participation” that interfere with free speech by using litigation to intimidate the media or make criticism of public officials potentially too

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