Court awards tabloid $100,000 in attorneys’ fees in Hill “revenge porn” case

Source: Antelope Valley Press

“A judge who previously cited First Amendment grounds in dismissing the Daily Mail as a defendant in former Rep. Katie Hill’s revenge porn suit awarded the publication its entire demand for more than $100,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs Wednesday. The Daily Mail’s website in October 2019 published nude photos of Hill taken by her former spouse, Kenneth Heslep, according to the former congresswoman’s Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit, which was filed Dec. 22 and alleges state Civil Code violations and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yolanda Orozco eliminated the Daily Mail as a defendant on April 7, prompting the publication to file a motion to recover its costs in reaching that result.” (06/03/21)