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.