Kate Middleton Nude Photo Scandal Sparks Legal Row: Get in on the Conversation With Jane Velez-Mitchell

Celebuzz / September 17, 2012

Kate's Nude Photo Scandal
Italian magazine 'Chi' to publish images in 26-page edition.
Are Kate's Pics Legal?
Were privacy laws broken in publishing her topless shots?
After several magazines printed semi-nude sunbathing photos of Kate Middleton, the British Royal family is fighting back in court.

The royal legal team is taking aim at both the publications and the unidentified paparazzi. Last week, lawyers began proceedings against French magazine Closer — the first outlet to run revealing shots of a topless Duchess of Cambridge on vacation with her husband, Prince William, in south of France — after what St. James’s Palace called a “grotesque” and “totally unjustifiable” invasion of privacy. The suit seeks an injunction against the magazine, calling for all issues to be removed from stands and all images withdrawn from its website.

The royals’ lawyers also want to prevent Mondadori — the former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s publishing house that owns Closer and Italian magazine Chi, which both printed the images — from further disseminating the images.

And the royals filed a criminal complaint Monday in a Nanterre, France, court against the as-of-yet unidentified photographer(s), whom the palace claims exploited the privacy of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Do the royals have a case? Weigh in with your remarks to HLN host Jane Velez-Mitchell.

Velez-Mitchell will be taking questions and comments on the subject until tomorrow, September 18, on Celebuzz.

Later this week, the Hollywood expert will share her thoughts on the Middleton nude photo case with the Celebuzz community.

The award-winning TV journalist hosts the hit show Jane Velez-Mitchell, airing at 7PM ET on HLN, where she tackles the day’s most controversial events from a wide range of viewpoints. Check out HLNtv.com for more details.

Do you think the royals should win their legal battle? Address your comments to Velez-Mitchell below.

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