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Simmons to face court over photo scandal

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 Feb 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Port of Spain, Feb 12: West Indies opening batsman Lendl Simmons, who argued that he had a one-time affair with an account executive, is scheduled to appear in court March 23 in a lawsuit on the dissemition of intimate photographs of the woman. The woman, Therese Ho, has filed a breach of confidence lawsuit against Simmons alleging that he had dissemited the photos electronically to several of his colleagues, reports CMC. The matter came up for case magement Tuesday and the trial will begin on March 23.

Last year June 5, Justice Ronnie Boodoosingh granted Ho an injunction preventing the West Indies and Trinidad and Tobago cricketer from dissemiting any further photographs or information about her. He is contending that by dissemiting the photographs, Simmons has contravened the tort of breach of confidence which is a common law tort that protects confidential information that is conveyed to another in confidence. Simmons, on the other hand, is arguing that he never shared a relationship with Ho and that his encounter with her was only a one-time affair, meaning he was not under a duty to owe her any confidentiality. The 30-year-old Trinidadian is currently a member of the West Indies squad in Australia for the ICC World Cup. IANS

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