Centre: Judge Lori Douglas. Left: her husband Jack King. Right: Alexander Chapman.
WINNIPEG — A lawyer for a senior Manitoba judge facing removal over nude photos her husband posted of her on the Internet compared her Monday to celebrity-hacking targets or a woman who is shunned after being raped. Sheila Block, who represents Associate Chief Justice Lori Douglas, argued the case should be thrown out because it punishes the victim. It does not rob the victim of their dignity and privacy.
This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. King had admitted to taking to nude photos of Douglas before she became a judge, some of them showing her in bondage gear or performing sex acts. King used the photos in to harass a former client named Alexander Chapman and asked him in conversations and emails to have sex with his wife.
WINNIPEG -- Two days after shocking Manitoba's legal world with claims that he was pressured to have kinky sex with a lawyer-turned-judge, Alexander Chapman was hit with a court order forcing him to return explicit photographs of the jurist. Chapman also found himself on the receiving end of a counter-lawsuit, alleging he violated privacy laws and a confidential settlement agreement when he went public with his claims. The matter is the sex scandal surrounding Lori Douglas, an associate chief justice with Manitoba's Court of Queen Bench.
Manitoba Queen's Bench Justice Lori Douglas is being investigated over a criminal harassment complaint. WINNIPEG — Members of a panel investigating a Manitoba judge whose nude photos ended up on the Internet have taken the unprecedented step of resigning en masse, potentially putting the inquiry back to where it began three years ago. Even further delays and costs are unavoidable.
WINNIPEG - A lawyer for a senior Manitoba justice who faces removal because of nude photographs posted on the Internet says a disciplinary panel of judges should not view the intimate photos. Sheila Block, who represents Associate Chief Justice Lori Douglas, told the panel at a Winnipeg hearing into her client's conduct that the racy pictures should be returned to Douglas. Block says viewing the photos or admitting them as evidence is a violation of the judge's privacy and hurts an innocent victim.
WINNIPEG — A Manitoba judge under investigation for sexually-explicit photos was upfront about the pictures when she was screened for a position on the bench, another judge testified Friday. Freedman chaired the committee that screened Douglas and other potential new judges. Story continues below.
The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. A Manitoba judge whose nude photos were posted online by her husband will voluntarily retire from the bench rather than endure another hearing into whether she should be removed from her position. Under the agreement, Judge Douglas will retire in May and hearings into her conduct will be dropped. The judicial council said pursuing the matter after Ms.
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A panel of judges appointed by the Canadian Judicial Council has dismissed a motion from the lawyer for Associate Chief Justice Lori Douglas to throw the case out. Sheila Block compared Douglas to celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence or Scarlett Johansson, whose nude photos were hacked, or to a rape victim who is subsequently shunned. The panel is reserving its decision on whether to dismiss the allegation that Douglas altered her personal diary when she discovered the council investigation into her conduct, Rolland said. The panel is also looking into whether Douglas disclosed the existence of the photos before she was appointed to the bench in