The Supreme Court is allowing a lawsuit to proceed against Hustler Magazine over decades-old nude photographs of a woman that were published after she was killed by her husband, wrestler Chris Benoit. The court turned down Hustler 's appeal Monday. Benoit killed his wife, Nancy, and their son before committing suicide in Hustler published year-old nude photographs of Nancy Benoit after the deaths gained international attention. Her family filed a federal lawsuit against the Larry Flynt Publishing Group, Hustler 's publisher, claiming that the woman, a model and former professional wrestler herself, had asked the photographer to destroy the images immediately after they were shot.
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Nancy Benoit's family has sued Hustler magazine for releasing the very naughty photos of her in her early days.. Obviously its in bad taste to release them, but she did pose for them! Yes she did pose for the pictures but it's beyond poor taste on the part of Hustler to publish them. She was a wife and a mother who was murdered in a case that is still very troubling to not only wrestling fans but the entire nation. I hope her family wins the case.
Justices: Slain wrestling star's family can sue Hustler over nude pics
Supreme Court ruled today that the family of Nancy Benoit can proceed with a lawsuit against Hustler Magazine for using old nude photos in a story following the Benoit Family Tragedy in June The tragedy left Nancy, Chris, and their son, Daniel, dead from Chris's double murder-suicide. The court turned down Hustler's appeal today to block the Toffoloni family from proceeding with a lawsuit.
After Nancy Benoit and her young son were killed by her WWE wrestler husband Chris Benoit, Hustler magazine purchased decades-old nude photographs of the model and female wrestler to illustrate an article about her death. Toffoloni filed her suit against LFP Publishing Group in a Georgia state court, but it was removed to federal court by the magazine publisher. The U. The court found that the article and photos were not purely commercial, but newsworthy and therefore protected by the First Amendment and Georgia law.