Lendl Simmons to pay $150,000 in damages in ‘revenge porn’ matter

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Lendl Simmons to pay $150,000 in damages in ‘revenge porn’ matter
WI batsman Lendl Simmons
WI batsman Lendl Simmons
WI batsman Lendl Simmons

CNC3 – High Court judge Frank Seepersad has ruled that West Indies opening batsman Lendl Simmons must pay TT$150,000 to Therese Ho, in “revenge porn” case brought against him.

However the judge is lamenting the archaic laws related to the internet that fail to protect citizens in matters like these.

Seepersad said Simmons’ behavior “demonstrated a flagrant disregard for the feelings, emotion & dignity for the claimant” and added that “it is rather unfortunate that a young and talented cricketer like the defendant behaved in such a manner”.

He lamented that the objectification of women continues to be viewed as culturally acceptable as is evident in our soca and chutney music.

The court found that Simmons breached confidentiality by leaking sexually explicit photographs of the account executive with whom he had an extra-marital affair.

Ho had applied for and received an injunction on June 5, 2014, from Justice Ronnie Boodoosingh preventing any further disclosure of material which emanated from her relationship with Simmons.

Simmons had testified that it was Ho who first sent the photograph of her performing oral sex on him to his fiancee, now his wife and that he only sent the explicit photo to the father of her younger daughter after the latter asked for it.

He told the court that he only sent the photographs to one person and did not know if his team mates Kieron Pollard or Dwayne Bravo also got the photos.

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  1. Very poor taste for a man on the international spotlight. In addition to that, the WBA should ban him for a limited number of games.

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  2. Thats shit , never kno wah dem bitches about, thy the first persons to mension loyalty then give yur hasband a reason to expose u n shame u like this, always d men dat wrong buh dem nasty bitches eh care thy jus want sum to eat.
    Get a career, stop waiting n using men

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  3. Let that be a lesson to those who like to spread those pics via social media. But on anther note how ironic her surname is "Ho"

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  4. Mi roro. That is what happens when a love triangle unravels.
    Now next time Simmons will exercise better judgment and realize that if, as a batsman, you try to hit on everything which comes your way then one day you will get caught. How's that?

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  5. That should serve him well. Respect women ! How would he like for someone to expose his mother like that ?

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