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Internet Adds Nasty Coda to Relationship

PHILADELPHIA (CN) - A doctor claims a man with whom she had a brief relationship sent her repeated threats of harm and posted nude photos of her on the Internet "for the sole purpose of harming her reputation as a doctor," even after he demanded, and received, $1,200 from her to delete the photos.

"Defendant has repeatedly posted (and then temporarily removed) the nude photographs and videotapes depicting the plaintiff without clothing for the sole purpose of inflicting emotional distress upon the plaintiff," the complaint states. "Defendant would repeat the pictures when plaintiff would refuse to contact him. Defendant by his own written admission has done this to destroy her reputation as a doctor.

"Defendant initially promised plaintiff that he had deleted these nude photographs and would not publish them in any respect. Thereafter, defendant demanded and received $1,200 in cash to delete all photographs of the plaintiff and acknowledged personal liability for such publication. (See defendant's written message sent by defendant to plaintiff confirming this agreement, attached hereto as Exhibit A.)

"Rather than honoring the agreement in Exhibit A, defendant has continued an unlawful campaign for the purpose of terrorizing the plaintiff, harming her reputation and inflicting emotional harm."

She claims he sent her this abusive text message, and others: "UR such a (expletive). I wanted to kill you. Im goin 2 destroy UR rep."

The doctor demands an injunction and damages for privacy invasion, intrusion, false light, breach of contract and intentional infliction of emotional distress. She is represented by Gavin Lentz with Bochetto & Lentz.

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