Ebene News – UA – Dani Laidley sues Victoria Police over alleged leak of detention photos

Dani Laidley, the former AFL coach who was publicly revealed as transgender after vulnerable photos of her in custody were reportedly leaked, sues Victoria Police

Ms Laidley, 54, filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court of Victoria, claiming the force was responsible for the alleged actions of three police officers accused of sharing sensitive photos of her which quickly made their mark. path in the public domain

The images of Ms Laidley, formerly known as Dean, appeared in the tabloid press in May of last year

In the first snap, the 54-year-old wore makeup, while the second showed her wearing a long blonde wig with a Victoria cop in the foreground

Court documents filed on Monday accused a detective of posting Ms Laidley’s first photo to a WhatsApp group called “SD1 Gentleman’s Club”, which had nine members

The same detective is accused of sending the image to other officers, claiming Ms Laidley “dressed like a transexual” and calling her a “full-fledged tranny”

Another police officer, who is a senior officer, reportedly posted the second photo to the same WhatsApp group

“The nature of the first and second photographs and the statements made by the police and concerning the complainant were such as to invite and expose the complainant to humiliation and ridicule,” alleged Ms. Laidley’s lawyers in the court documents

“The first and second photographs and the words communicated by the police meant that the complainant, because of her dress and / or her identity as a woman, deserved to be denigrated and ridiculed and that she was a ridiculous spectacle “

Ms Laidley’s attorneys have claimed that while in detention she was in the custody of Victoria Police Force and the force breached its duty of care to her

They accuse Victoria Police of being responsible for “reposting” the footage, claiming that the accused officers should have known that the sensitive footage was “released on social media and through the media”

“As a result of the material set out above, the Complainant has been harmed in her feelings, credit and reputation, has been ridiculed and despised in public, and has suffered and continues to suffer harm, loss and damage , “alleged court documents

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Ebene News – UA – Dani Laidley sues Victoria police over alleged leak of detention photos

Source: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-04/dani-laidley-sues-victoria-police-leak-of-custody-photos/100116090