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Oct. 14 2009 - 3:37 pm | 1,038 views | 2 recommendations | 10 comments

Woman sues ex-boyfriend for sending sex photos to her family and co-workers

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Piper Peterson and Michael Moldofsky once had a romantic relationship. And apparently, an adventurous one. During the course of their two year relationship, Moldofsky took photos of Peterson while she was “in various sexual acts with two other people,” according to a Kansas court order. It appears these were consensual group sex acts and consensual photos.

I’ve warned before about taking nude photos. They could wind up on the creepy website Ex Girlfriend Pictures (http://www.exgfpics.com/blog/ —WARNING: Not safe for work…. or ever, really). The tagline for the site is “Submitted Photos of Nude Ex Girlfriends & Former Wives.”

Or those photographs of group sexual activities could wind up in the e-mail inboxes of your mother, your ex-husband, your ex-in laws, your current boyfriend, your boss, and your coworkers. That’s what happened to Piper Peterson after she and Moldofsky broke up.

Now she and her mother are suing Moldofsky for $75,000 for infliction of severe emotional distress and invasion of Piper Peterson’s privacy by e-mailing those photos. Suing for $75,000 is the threshold amount to make this a federal case. Judge Eric Melgren decided last month that the case has merit and will move forward.

Having your family and colleagues see group sex photos is really embarrassing. The problem with cases like this is that the invasion of privacy is unavoidably increased by taking your case into the federal court system. The Petersons have argued that the photos could have been widely publicized if anyone on the initially small distribution list had chosen to forward the e-mail. Judge Melgren agreed, writing that it was unlikely Piper’s mother would forward it on, but her ex-husband could certainly have chosen to. “With one simple keystroke, a recipient of the email could, at least theoretically, disclose the pictures to over a billion people,” wrote Melgren, citing Internetworldstats.com.

No one forwarded that e-mail to me, but I now know the details of the case thanks to Peterson’s decision to pursue her case against Moldofsky. It’s like an invasion of privacy domino effect. Luckily for the other members of the group activities, their names have been left out. At least for now.


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    Are there really still women out there who a)Allow their boyfriends to take group sex pictures of them, b) do not immediately demand possession of said pictures, c)break up with said boyfriend without reacquiring said pictures, and d)are surprised when the pictures go public and cause embarrassment?

    That’s a bit like shooting a gun off in the air and being surprised when the bullet comes back down. Gravity always wins.

    I’m not defending the guy. But at some point ladies have to see this stuff coming.

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    Yeah, I’m going to go with “bad choice” on this one. If her ex-bf was angry before, now he’s really got to be steamed. He’s probably thinking “Hey, as long as you’re coming after me for $75,000, I might as well get my money’s worth and post them for all the world to see.” And “Piper Peterson” isn’t exactly a common name, so by filing the lawsuit she’s basically trashed her own name and reputation for years to come. Twenty years from now this story will still pop up in an Internet search.

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    I heard most of this was when she was still married and had other “boyfriends too”.

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    I have been tracking this one for a while, I now know she was married for a year and a half. The dad, I guess, stayed home with their two little kids. I don’t believe he knew anything other than she was shacking up on business trips with the owner of her company too. Sounds like whatever the conventions were for, they had a little extra added fun. With her family at stake, what on earth was she doing? Maybe this Michael guy had a stable of convention/business orgies. I imagine it cost her her marriage in seeing that the husband is an ex. She deserves these photos to be spread over the internet. Maybe the relatives, friends and family that got these photos should sue her for emotional damage too.

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    I remember this girl, she was married and did have two kids. She was always parading around at these conventions. She was hardly ever with women, she had a trail of men following her. It was in the sales software bus. I think she was telling people that Michael was gay to hide what was going on. A real sinister gal. From what I hear, it was an ongoing thing, she had a husband, this Michael guy and if she also was doing her boss at the same time, heck,I want to hire her for my company!!

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    For the record, Moldofsky must pay Peterson and her mom $55,500 for e-mailing group sex photos

    Michael Moldofsky, according to his LinkedIn profile is an ACT! Certified Consultant

    “Mr. Moldofsky’s keen intuition, demonstrated expertise in using technology to drive sales, and outsized personality – which he once put to good use as on-air radio talent – have made his company, Los Angeles-based Active Sales Technology (AST), a leader in the field of Contact Management(CRM).”

    activesales.net

    See related story here on True Slant
    http://trueslant.com/KashmirHill/2009/11/10/piper-peterson-and-mother-awarded-55000-for-group-sex-photos/

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    For the record, Moldofsky must pay Peterson and her mom $55,500 for e-mailing group s*x photos

    Michael Moldofsky, according to his LinkedIn profile is an ACT! Certified Consultant

    “Mr. Moldofsky’s keen intuition, demonstrated expertise in using technology to drive sales, and outsized personality – which he once put to good use as on-air radio talent – have made his company, Los Angeles-based Active Sales Technology (AST), a leader in the field of Contact Management(CRM).”

    activesales.net

    See related story here on True Slant

  8. collapse expand

    For the record, Moldofsky must pay Peterson and her mom $55,500 for e-mailing group sex photos

    Michael Moldofsky, according to his LinkedIn profile is an ACT! Certified Consultant

    “Mr. Moldofsky’s keen intuition, demonstrated expertise in using technology to drive sales, and outsized personality – which he once put to good use as on-air radio talent – have made his company, Los Angeles-based Active Sales Technology (AST), a leader in the field of Contact Management(CRM).”

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