Bravo Can't Duck Model's Privacy Suit, Calif. Panel Says

By Dorothy Atkins (June 30, 2021, 6:36 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court affirmed Tuesday a decision refusing to toss claims that Bravo Media and Ryan Seacrest's production company violated a model's privacy by filming her changing backstage without permission and then using the footage in the Bravo reality show "Shahs of Sunset."

In a 28-page opinion written by Justice Maria E. Stratton, a unanimous three-judge panel held that although model Kiara Belen's claims arise from the production of the reality show, which is an activity protected by the First Amendment, Belen has shown "a probability of success" and will win her claims that her privacy rights were violated when...

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