“Revenge porn” settlement

The Claimants, A and B were in a relationship. This case was a departure from the usual circumstances where “revenge porn” claims arise: the individual disclosing the information had not been in a relationship with either Claimant but had instead tried to use the disclosure to bring about the end of A and B’s relationship. In the course of A’s employment, a colleague accessed and distributed intimate photographs of A and B without authorisation and represented to A that B was distributing these photographs. In a claim brought in misuse of private information and libel, A and B achieved damages of £40,000, delivery up and relevant undertakings from the individual and A’s employer.

This case follows the decision by the Court of Appeal in Morrisons v Various Claimants [2018] EWCA 2339 regarding remedies for misuse of private information arising out of the workplace.

Beth Grossman acted for the successful claimants, A and B, instructed by solicitors Tom Street and Co.

5th February 2019