Judge issues tentative ruling dismissing Daily Mail from revenge porn suit

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LOS ANGELES  - A judge cited First Amendment grounds in issuing a tentative ruling today dismissing the Daily Mail as a defendant in former Rep. Katie Hill's revenge porn suit, which stems from the unauthorized publication of nude images of her. The Daily Mail's website in October 2019 published nude photos of Hill taken by her former spouse, Kenneth Heslep, according to the former congresswoman's Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit, which was filed Dec. 22 and alleges state Civil Code violations and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Other defendants include RedState.com and Heslep. In her tentative ruling, Judge Yolanda Orozco said she is inclined to grant the Daily Mail's motion to dismiss the publication as a defendant, accepting the publication's free-speech argument. "H
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