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PELA Brown Bag: Lessons Learned from the Trial of a Revenge Porn Case

  • 10 Jul 2017
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • 2701 Lawrence St.

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Join your PELA colleagues for a Brown Bag lunch on July 10, 2017.

Tom Overton will discuss lessons learned in his recent victory in a “revenge porn” case. Mr. Overton prevailed on a case in which the defendant, Saxon, a married attorney, hired an escort and then began a romantic relationship with her. Later, he physically assaulted and repeatedly emotionally harassed her in a course of conduct designed to control and humiliate her. After she ceased communication, he encouraged her to kill herself, despite knowing her history of mental illness; by threatened to expose her as a prostitute; and threatened to have her criminally prosecuted. Then, unannounced, he appeared at her father's home in rural Tennessee, where he knew she would be caring for her father after he had surgery. When she spumed this advance, he sent letters to her family members and classmates, disclosing her status as a prostitute, describing various sexual acts she performed with clients, and providing highly graphic nude photos of her. She obtained a civil protection order which he almost immediately violated.

Mr. Overton pursued claims of outrageous conduct and invasion of privacy. While not an employment law case, many of the lessons from this trial apply to employment cases, especially sexual harassment cases. In his presentation, Mr. Overton will discuss the practical and strategic considerations that went into prosecution of the case, including working with the client, conducting effective discovery, and prevailing at trial.

Applied for 1 CLE Credit. Please register in advance to get materials delivered electronically before the presentation.


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