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Family Of Wrestler Chris Benoit's Deceased Wife Wins In Court


Here’s some bittersweet news for the family of former wrestler Chris Benoit‘s wife, Nancy.

If you recall, douchebag Chris was responsible two years ago for killing his wife, son, and then hanging himself.

Then, last year, Nancy’s family filed a lawsuit against the Larry Flynt Publishing Group after the sleazy Hustler mag published nude photos of Nancy taken over 20 years ago.

Nancy, who was a former model and professional wrestler, had asked the photographer to destroy the shots immediately after they were taken.

But Hustler argued in court that the pictures were “part of a greater story on the life and tragic death” of Nancy and they helped tell the story of the beginnings of her career.

Then, last October, a federal judge ruled the mag had the right to publish the pics because her death was a “legitimate matter of public interest and concern.”

However, yesterday a federal appeals court ruled that Hustler didn’t have the rights to publish the photos. They claim a notorious death doesn’t grant publishers the rights to publish any images they’d like.

Hopefully this all gets resolved soon and her family can put it behind them.

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Jun 26, 2009 17:00pm PDT

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