Sep 282011
 
 September 28, 2011  Court

Heather Johnson reports:

Activist and pseudo-journalist James O’Keefe must produce video footage and other communication in a discovery dispute connected to an invasion of privacy suit filed by an employee of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), a federal judge ruled.

The lawsuit stems from an attempted video “sting” conducted by O’Keefe, accompanied by defendant Hanna Giles, dressed as a prostitute.

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Southern District Judge Mitchell Dembin ordered O’Keefe to produce all media that he has published that relates to the “nonconsensual taping or recording of others.”

Read more on Courthouse News, where you’ll also find a copy of the court’s order on the discovery motion. According to the court documents, under California Penal Code § 637.2, if the plaintiff is successful, he would be entitled to statutory damages of $5,000 and up to three 8 times actual damage.

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