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I am in possession of several photos that I stole from my wife's email account. What would be the worst that she could do if I were to make copies and distribute the photos? Can she actually sue me?

btw- If you couldn't figure it out we are getting divorced.
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discretion is the better part of....well, pretty much everything. what do you have to gain or lose by posting them?
i think you should ask your lawyer. it will not help your case if you haven't finalized everything.

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[quote author=John_in_the_LBC link=topic=150999.msg3238602#msg3238602 date=1248146879]
discretion is the better part of....well, pretty much everything. what do you have to gain or lose by posting them?
i think you should ask your lawyer. it will not help your case if you haven't finalized everything.
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What do I have to gain... my reputation. She's been going around telling everyone (she even still calls my family members) that I'm leaving her for no reason. She's says all sorts of crap, and puts all the blame on me for our divorce. The pictures prove otherwise.

What do I have to lose... nothing.

We don't have lawyers. We agreed to go through the process without them. So maybe I should wait until the divorce is finalized before doing anything with the pictures.
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i think you're going to have to send me those pics :lmao:

not to make light of your situation shawngreen.

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you know, I just might
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[quote author=shawngreen link=topic=150999.msg3238613#msg3238613 date=1248147368]
[quote author=John_in_the_LBC link=topic=150999.msg3238602#msg3238602 date=1248146879]
discretion is the better part of....well, pretty much everything. what do you have to gain or lose by posting them?
i think you should ask your lawyer. it will not help your case if you haven't finalized everything.
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What do I have to gain... my reputation. She's been going around telling everyone (she even still calls my family members) that I'm leaving her for no reason. She's says all sorts of crap, and puts all the blame on me for our divorce. The pictures prove otherwise.

What do I have to lose... nothing.

We don't have lawyers. We agreed to go through the process without them. So maybe I should wait until the divorce is finalized before doing anything with the pictures.
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Self respect ?

I've never been a fan of an eye for an eye.

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[quote author=danielj link=topic=150999.msg3238657#msg3238657 date=1248149590]
[quote author=shawngreen link=topic=150999.msg3238613#msg3238613 date=1248147368]
[quote author=John_in_the_LBC link=topic=150999.msg3238602#msg3238602 date=1248146879]
discretion is the better part of....well, pretty much everything. what do you have to gain or lose by posting them?
i think you should ask your lawyer. it will not help your case if you haven't finalized everything.
[/quote]

What do I have to gain... my reputation. She's been going around telling everyone (she even still calls my family members) that I'm leaving her for no reason. She's says all sorts of crap, and puts all the blame on me for our divorce. The pictures prove otherwise.

What do I have to lose... nothing.

We don't have lawyers. We agreed to go through the process without them. So maybe I should wait until the divorce is finalized before doing anything with the pictures.
[/quote]

Self respect ?

I've never been a fan of an eye for an eye.
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I certainly don't see it that way. He's simply looking to defend the assassination of his character.



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Defaming ones character for defaming yours is (imo) an eye for an eye. Like they say, two wrongs do not make a right.

If she is spreading lies the truth will come out in the end as it almost always does and the OP will be a bigger person for not sinking to her level.

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[quote author=halo0 link=topic=150999.msg3238661#msg3238661 date=1248149691]
I certainly don't see it that way. He's simply looking to defend the assassination of his character.
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I have to agree with what Daniel has said. As far as defending "the assassination of his character", I think there are far better ways to go about this than what he has in mind. Besides, I think putting it the way you did is a bit far fetched.

Divorces can be mean and nasty, but with any situation, it all boils down to how you react. That really defines who you are I believe.
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[quote author=danielj link=topic=150999.msg3238667#msg3238667 date=1248149891]
Defaming ones character for defaming yours is (imo) an eye for an eye. Like they say, two wrongs do not make a right.

If she is spreading lies the truth will come out in the end as it almost always does and the OP will be a bigger person for not sinking to her level.
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I don't want to get into an argument about legal definitions, but I don't agree that what he's proposing would fit that category (Defaming ones character). He isn't planning on making FALSE and malicious statements about her, he's simply talking about telling the truth.

I have no idea what these pictures show/prove, nor do I know if I were in his situation what I would do. All I'm saying is he has a right to defend himself by illustrating the truth to others, and that is not "defaming" anyone IMO.



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