Reporter dismissed as defendant in Katie Hill’s revenge porn suit

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LOS ANGELES - A reporter who co-authored a story featuring nude photos of Katie Hill -- one with a female campaign staff member and another in which Hill holds a bong appearing to contain marijuana -- was dismissed as a defendant in the former congresswoman's revenge porn suit today by a judge who cited First Amendment grounds. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yolanda Orozco found that reporter Jennifer Van Laar, in writing for the Daily Mail, had shown the photos were matters of legitimate interest involving a public official because they addressed Hill's character and qualifications for her position. Orozco said she was sympathetic to the impact of the publications of photos on Hill, who suffered a second legal setback in her case in two days. On Wednesday, Orozco removed the Daily Mai
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