Woman sues naturist websites that published her photo without permission

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AN ITALIAN woman is suing a number of websites that have published pictures of her taken on a nudist beach without her permission.

The 38-year-old from Northern Italy, referred to only as Stephanie, had spent the day at a nudist resort on the Canary Islands whilst on holiday in 2013, and had no idea that she had been photographed naked. It was only recently that a male friend sent her a link to an image of her which he had found on a nudist website.

She was horrified to see this image which had been used without her approval or knowledge and contacted the site to have the image removed, but it transpired that the picture had been picked up by a number of other naturist websites as well.

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In an effort to resolve the situation and save her blushes, Stefanie has taken out a lawsuit in Spain against all of the sites involved claiming that her reputation has been damaged and her privacy invaded, so is looking for financial recompense.

The judge in this case will have to weigh up the fact that the beaches are public places against her right to privacy.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Invasion of privacy? Perhaps, but the real problem is the body-prejudice that makes the photograph a problem.

    How about suing for a photograph of wearing a religious symbol? Or a photograph of going into a gay bar?

    Fix the real problem, the prudification of society, and the immense harm and prejudice that it is causing.

    Malcolm Boura, British Naturism. http://www.bn.org.uk

  2. The real problem is that someone took a photograph without permission. That’s illegal when you sell it.

    How about suing for a photograph of wearing a religious symbol? Or a photograph of going into a gay bar?

    Fix the real problem, the prudification of society, and the immense harm and prejudice that it is causing.

    Malcolm Boura, British Naturism.

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