Nude pics online cost woman her prof job, $1.5M lawsuit claims

Kevin Martin, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:08 PM ET

CALGARY -- Nude online photographs of a former Calgary woman caused her devastating harm, including the loss of her job as a U.S. university professor, a $1.5-million lawsuit claims.

And the subject of the postings, which were placed on websites such as www.submityourex.com, blames her former husband for the publications, the court action states.

A statement of claim filed by Calgary lawyer Emily Joyce alleges the woman -- who can't be identified -- learned of the postings through a complete stranger.

"On Aug. 17, 2011, a stranger notified the plaintiff by e-mail that there were pornographic photographs of her posted on the Internet, along with her name and occupation," the claim states.

It says the pictures were taken by her ex-husband during their 10-year relationship in the 1990s.

"The plaintiff investigated and discovered that several dozen of the photographs taken by the defendant were posted on several websites," it states.

The woman challenged her former spouse, who lives in Calgary, and he denied posting any photos, but admitted scanning some onto his personal computer.

The lawsuit says even if the images were hacked from the man's computer, he is liable for their publication.


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