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SUPREME COURT WILL NOT HEAR NANCY BENOIT CASE

By Mike Johnson on 2012-12-10 15:41:05
The Supreme Court has ruled it will not hear an appeal regarding the Nancy Benoit case. Benoit's family was attempting to have a dismissed judgment against Hustler Magazine reinstated.

Hustler published nude photos of Benoit a year after she and her son Daniel were murdered by her husband, former WWE World champion Chris Benoit, who then committed suicide.

The photos were from a private nude modeling session done when Benoit was very young. She was under the impression that the photos had long been destroyed at her request.

Benoit's family had received a judgment of nearly $20 million, which was reduced and later thrown out during an appeal of the ruling. Hustler had argued that the photos were newsworthy and protected under the freedom of the press.