SAN FRANCISCO – A woman alleges her ex-husband published intimate photos of her online without her permission.

Arunasree Swapna filed a complaint on Sept. 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Uday Krishna Deshraj alleging invasion of privacy and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she and the defendant finalized their divorce in 2010 and that the defendant physically and emotionally abused her during their marriage. She alleges the defendant took intimate photos of her without her knowledge or permission and then published them multiple adult-themed websites and a blog with her full name. As a result of defendant's conduct, plaintiff alleges she was caused immediate and severe harm, and emotional distress, including loss of income from impaired employment capabilities and impaired professional advancement. 

The plaintiff holds Deshraj responsible because the defendant allegedly destroyed plaintiff’s right to her own intimacy and to choose who can access her most private matters and published intimate photographs of plaintiff online without her knowledge or consent.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in her favor, injunction prohibiting further use of the photographs, damages, attorneys' fees, costs of the suit, interest and other relief as the court may deem proper. She is represented by Karl S. Kronenberger and Jeffrey M. Rosenfeld of Kronenberger Rosenfeld LLP in San Francisco.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-05482

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