In one of the first appellate looks at a “revenge porn” jury verdict, Houston’s Fourteenth Court of Appeals has partially upheld the civil privacy damages a woman won against an ex for posting a sex video of her on the Internet but dismissed awards for intentional infliction of emotional distress and defamation. The background to the Fourteenth Court’s decision Patel v. Hussain is as follows.

Nadia Hussain sued Akhil Patel, alleging that after the couple broke up, Patel hounded her with a slew of offensive and threatening texts, hacked into her accounts and posted secretly recorded sexual videos of her on the Internet.

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