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Justices won't reinstate award against Hustler mag

Source : AP
Last Updated: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 20:30 hrs

The Supreme Court won't reinstate an award against a racy magazine in a dispute over nude pictures of a model published after she was killed by her professional wrestler husband.

The court turned away a request by the family of Nancy Toffoloni Benoit to reinstate a jury's decision to make Hustler Magazine pay them almost $20 million. The magazine published the photos after she and her son were killed in 2007 by wrestler Chris Benoit.

Benoit's family said Nancy never gave permission to publish the 24-year-old photos, while the magazine said it could print them because they were newsworthy.

The jury's 2011 decision to penalize the magazine $19.6 million was later reduced to $250,000. The award was then thrown out by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.



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