Jennifer Aniston settles her topless pictures

Superficial / September 5, 2006
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Jennifer Aniston has settled a lawsuit against a photographer who took photos of her topless at her Hollywood Hills home. Aniston claimed the photographer used “invasive, intrusive and unlawful measures” to capture the topless shots with a telephoto lens, even though the photographer was standing on a public street about 300 yards away and didn’t do anything illegal to get the pictures.

In her legal documents, Aniston claimed to have suffered “shame, mortification, hurt feelings, emotional distress, anger, embarrassment, humiliation, feeling of being violated and injury to her privacy and peace of mind,” as a result of the photos. “What I was trying to sell was the pictures of Vince and her…Sending the topless pictures along with [the other photos] was maybe my mistake,” Brandt told ABC News Radio in December. “But I wasn’t intending to sell those.”

If my years at Yale law have taught me anything it’s that taking pictures of Jennifer Aniston topless is never against the law. Telephoto lens? X-Ray machine? Whatever. You can hide in her closet and set up a movie production studio if you want, because I’ll be damned if Jennifer Aniston’s shame gets in the way of your rights as a human being.