Isn’t it ironic, don’t you think? Folks I’ll cut straight to the chase here on the legal issue. The legal issue here is that of an “invasion of privacy.” I discussed this in the Amber Rose case. In Amber Rose’s case, the Invasion of Privacy would be under the rubric of “Public Disclosure of Private Facts.” In this instance, the analysis is slightly different. Here we are talking about an “Intrusion into the Solitude of Another.”
Under Tort law, you have a right to not have anyone intrude into your solitude or private affairs. The intrusion can take many forms including a physical intrusion. Here, Chris Hansen “To Catch a Predator” host popular for outing sexual predators had scripts flip on him when the National Enquirer (NE) got a tip that he was cheating on his wife. NE went to work and recorded him having dinner with WPTV 30year old reporter Kristyn Caddell and spending the night at the young woman’s home. As of yesterday, even more news emerges that there is indeed an affair and Hansen had been sending explicit alleged “Anthony Weiner-style photos” to Caddell.
Clearly Hansen was not thinking with his brain when he decided to cheat. Hansen, you have one of the most popular shows in the world where you capture and disgrace sex perverts. Did you really think no one would find out? Caddell tells her girlfriends. At least one tells her man or family or friends. They in turn tell someone who thinks, “the hypocrisy of this man.” Before you know it, they tip the National Enquirer and the National Enquirer shuts down the party.
Can Chris Sue National Enquirer?
He can try but I doubt he would get very far. The law is not as favorable to him. NE was careful in taking pictures of him only in the public with Caddell. They are entitled to do so as a news media agency photographing a public figure.
If Chris Sued, Under What Law & Theory Would He Sue?
Tort Law & Invasion of Privacy identified above.
Now read the story because there is nothing more to say. Sad story, especially for his family . . .if the alleged facts are indeed true . . . but hey, it is what it is. Next case people.
“A week after it emerged that he was allegedly cheating on his wife with a TV reporter, it has now emerged that To Catch a Predator host Chris Hansen also sent her explicit pictures of himself.
The NBC anchor is said to be terrified that the steamy pictures will be leaked and end up on the internet – something he has seen happen first-hand on his TV programme – which catches would-be internet sex perverts.
The candid photos were said to have been emailed to his alleged mistress Kristyn Caddell, a 30-year-old Florida journalist, only days after his first sexual encounter with her.
According to the Enquirer, the broadcaster sent her at least two explicit images from his cell phone.
Insiders close to Hansen and Ms Caddell said: ‘Kristyn showed clsoe pals a couple of steamy photos that Chris took of himself and then emailed to her.
‘The photos were taken shortly after the first night Kristyn met Chris in a bar and went back to his room for a night of sex.“
Mail Online has the full story.