Saturday 29 April 2017

Bruce Jenner threatens to sue over 'illegally obtained' photos of him wearing a dress

Bruce Jenner told Diane Sawyer he's a woman. Photo: ABC
Bruce Jenner told Diane Sawyer he's a woman. Photo: ABC
Father-of-six Bruce Jenner talking on ABC
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Bruce Jenner is considering legal action against illegally obtained photos of him wearing a dress.

Pictures were published last week by the New York Daily News of Bruce, on the property of his home, wearing a striped maxi dress.

They were later re-published in various different outlets around the world, including a segment on CNN entitled: "Caught on Camera: Bruce Jenner's New Look?"

The photos were reportedly taken from more than a mile away and according to Jenner's attorney, Marty Singer, they constitute an invasion of privacy.

Bruce Jenner and Diane Sawyer go into the reality star's dress closet during Friday's ABC interview. Credit ABC news
Bruce Jenner and Diane Sawyer go into the reality star's dress closet during Friday's ABC interview. Credit ABC news

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"Both Daily News and CNN pulled the photos sold to them by X17 once they found out they were illegally obtained. The agency no longer is selling those photos [since] they confirmed they were shot illegally, he said in a statement.

"Under California law, photographers can be found liable for invasion of privacy for using telephoto lenses to capture images of people engaged in 'personal or familial activity.'"

Read more: Bruce Jenner's first wife Chrystie Crownover: 'It's so hard to wrap your head around it'

Bruce Jenner told Diane Sawyer he's a woman. Photo: ABC
Bruce Jenner told Diane Sawyer he's a woman. Photo: ABC

"The photos were clearly unlawfully taken from a very long distance using an enhancement device. Bruce Jenner is going to enforce his right to privacy."

The 65-year-old has been widely praised for his decision to speak about transitioning into a woman, during an interview with Diane Sawyer.

He has been largely supported by fans and celebrities alike and actress Alice Eve was forced to remove a post alleging he was "pretending to be a woman."

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