A fact of life around the courthouse is that it is a place where many marriages end badly.
But few end worse than one that’s the subject of a lawsuit a Crystal Lake woman filed this month against her ex-husband.
The woman, whom I’m not naming for soon-to-be obvious reasons, is suing her ex on claims that after their divorce in November 2005 he posted nude photographs of her on an Internet site named Voyeurweb. Along with the racy images were her real name and hometown.
The posting, the suit alleges, led not only to quite a bit of humiliation, but also plenty of creepy contacts at her home and work from people who saw the photos.
“(Her) distress has caused her to lose weight, suffer sleeplessness, anxiety, fear and embarrassment,” the woman’s attorney, Jeannie Ridings, stated in court documents.
“A reasonable person would be highly offended by the false light in which (the plaintiff) was placed by the statements and publishing of these photographs.”
The suit, which seeks at least $50,000 in damages from the woman’s former husband, is not scheduled to make its first appearance in court until Dec. 21 before McHenry County Judge Michael Caldwell.