Daily Mail Writer Dodges Ex-Rep. Hill's Revenge Porn Suit

Law360 (April 8, 2021, 8:40 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Thursday tossed claims that a Daily Mail writer violated the state's revenge porn law by distributing nude photos of former U.S. Rep. Katie Hill, expressing her remorse for Hill but standing by her decision that the journalist was reporting news of public concern.

Hill's attorney, Carrie Goldberg, urged Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yolanda Orozco not to afford Jennifer Van Laar First Amendment protection, arguing during a remote hearing that California's revenge porn law was not meant to shield people like the journalist, who she said shared the photos and accompanying article with hundreds of millions of...

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