Remember those invasive and illegally obtained photos of Bruce Jenner in a dress that were splashed all over the New York Daily News website and were featured in a segment on CNN?
Well, the former Olympian is threatening to take legal action over those pics, because they violated his privacy! He was on his own private property, and snapping images is illegal.
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A spokesman for the 65-year-old told Page Six the media outlets that published those images took down all the pictures once they realized what happened.
The spokesman said:
"Both Daily News and CNN pulled the photos sold to them… once they found out they were illegally obtained. The agency no longer is selling those photos [since] they confirmed they were shot illegally."
According to the California law, photographers using a telephoto lens to capture pictures of people in their own home can be found accountable for invasion of privacy.
Since the photos in question were super blurry, it was clear as day they were taken while the reality TV star was in the comfort of his own digs.
Bruce's attorney, Marty Singer said:
"The photos were clearly unlawfully taken from a very long distance using an enhancement device. Bruce Jenner is going to enforce his right to privacy."
Even though Bruce is a public figure, he deserves his right to privacy as much as any one else does!
Hopefully this will deter future photographers from trying to pull a stunt like this again!
( From Perez: Bruce stated in the interview to use "he" and "him" so we will do so in our coverage until that changes. )
[Image via ABC/WENN.]
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