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Recent Posts in Invasion of Privacy Category

  • D.C. Court of Appeals Upholds Freundel's 6.5-Year Jail Sentence

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 30-Sep-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel In a recent opinion by a three-judge panel, the D.C. Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed Rabbi Barry Freundel’s criminal conviction for secretly videotaping women who were partially or totally undressed during a religious bathing ritual. D.C. law generally prohibits imposing multiple sentences for a single offense. Freundel’s lawyer argued that Freundel’s ...
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  • Hulk Hogan Slams Gawker With $140.1 Million Invasion of Privacy Verdict

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 24-Mar-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel On March 18, a Florida jury sent a message that the American public will not tolerate invasions of privacy. The jury awarded Hulk Hogan (real name: Terry Bollea) $115 million in compensatory damages after the gossip website Gawker published a sex tape of the famous wrestler and Heather Clem, the ex-wife of shock jock Bubba the Love Sponge Clem. On March 21, the jury tacked on ...
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  • Erin Andrews Awarded $55 Million in Privacy Invasion Lawsuit

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 8-Mar-2016

    A Tennessee jury has awarded sports reporter Erin Andrews $55 million in an invasion of privacy lawsuit. Andrews sued after peeping tom video footage of her in a Nashville hotel surfaced online in 2009. Andrews’ stalker videotaped her nude through a peephole from the hotel room next to Andrews’ room. She filed suit against the operator, a Nashville-based Marriott hotel, and Michael ...
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  • DC Rabbi Bernard Freundel Pleads Guilty to Secretly Recording Women

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 20-Feb-2015

    Washington, DC Rabbi and prominent religious figure Bernard Freundel admitted in court yesterday that he secretly videotaped numerous women as they disrobed and used a ritual bath at his Georgetown Synagogue, Kesher Israel. Freundel's guilty plea marks a significant break-through in a criminal case that began when Freundel was arrested in October. Freundel pled guilty to 52 counts of voyeurism ...
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  • DC Rabbi Appears in Court, Faces Protesters

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 29-Jan-2015

    Last Friday - January 16, 2015 - DC Rabbi Bernard Freundel made an appearance in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for a status conference. The hearing featured updates regarding Freundel's criminal case, in which he is charged with voyeurism for allegedly secretly recording women as they undressed and used his synagogue's mikvah, a ritual bath. It also attracted a number of ...
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  • Another Congregant Retains CSCS in Rabbi Voyeurism Case

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 20-Jan-2015

    By: Ira Sherman Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. has been retained by another client who claims she was victimized by DC Rabbi Bernard Freundel. Freundel, a prominent religious leader and Rabbi at the Georgetown Synagogue Kesher Israel, was arrested in October and charged with several counts of voyeurism. It is alleged that Rabbi Freundel was secretly recording women as they used the ...
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  • DC Rabbi to Appear at Criminal Hearing in Voyeurism Case

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 14-Jan-2015

    By: Ira Sherman DC Rabbi Bernard Freundel, whose October arrest shocked communities across the globe, is scheduled to appear in a criminal status hearing this Friday, January 16, 2015. The hearing will be held in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia at 10:00 a.m. in courtroom 314 and will concern the voyeurism charges Freundel faces for allegedly spying on women with hidden cameras as ...
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  • Rabbi Barry Freundel Fired from DC Synagogue Following Voyeurism Charges

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 1-Dec-2014

    By: Ira Sherman In October, prominent DC Rabbi and religious leader Barry Freundel was arrested and charged with voyeurism after it was alleged that he had been spying on female congregants. According to police reports, Freundel would use hidden cameras to secretly videotape woman as they used the mikvah, a Jewish ritual bath, operated by his modern Orthodox synagogue Kesher Israel. Today that ...
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  • On Wednesday November 12, DC Rabbi Barry Freundel appeared in court for a hearing regarding allegations that he spied on female congregants at his Georgetown synagogue, Kesher Israel. The prominent religious leader – who has been charged with six counts of voyeurism for allegedly using hidden cameras to secretly record women who used the synagogue's ritual bath (mikvah) – may have ...
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  • Police Investigating DC Rabbi Discover More Cameras, Concerned Rabbi May Have Spied on Towson Students

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 28-Oct-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel DC Rabbi Barry Freundel, a prominent Jewish leader and religious studies professor, made international headlines when he was arrested earlier this month and charged for voyeurism. At the time of his arrest, it was alleged that Freundel had been secretly recording female members of his synagogue – Kesher Israel – as they used a ritual bath. Since the arrest, ...
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  • Georgetown Rabbi Barry Freundel Taken Into Custody for Invasion of Privacy, Voyeurism Charge

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 15-Oct-2014

    By: Joseph Cammarata On Tuesday October 14 th, Rabbi Barry Freundel of the Kesher Israel Congregation synagogue in Georgetown was arrested by DC police and charged with voyeurism. According to officials, Freundel was taken into custody following a search of his home, five blocks from the synagogue on N Street, NW. Freundel is considered one of the area's leading rabbis, and has led the Kesher ...
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