Is it a felony if my ex-husband shows explicit pics of me when we were married, to my son and other of his co-workers?

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Is it a felony if my ex-husband shows explicit pics of me when we were married, to my son and other of his co-workers?

Asked on November 28, 2012 under Personal Injury, Wisconsin

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S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Your ex-husband's action is not a felony.  This is a civil case (lawsuit) in which you could sue him for invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress.  You would file one lawsuit with these two separate causes of action (claims).

Invasion of privacy is a serious interference with your right to be let alone and protected from unwarranted and undesired intrusions or publicity concerning matters of a private nature.

Intentional infliction of emotional distress is an extreme and outrageous act intended to cause and which does cause you emotional distress.

Your damages (monetary compensation you are seeking in your lawsuit) would include mental distress and if applicable physical illness.  You can also seek punitive damages (a substantial amount to punish your ex-husband for his wrongful, intentional, and malicious acts).


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