Washingtonienne Privacy Lawsuit

Julie Hilden: Are Accounts of Consensual Sex a Violation of Privacy Rights? The Lawsuit Against the Blogger “Washingtonienne”:

Jessica Cutler – better known as ‘Washingtonienne’ — achieved notoriety with a web log (‘blog’) about her sexual exploits, written while she was a staffer for U.S. Senator Michael DeWine of Ohio. When her identity became known, Cutler was fired – but also got what was reportedly a six-figure contract to write a novel, and an offer to pose for Playboy.
The novel, The Washingtonienne, is out now, and Cutler is doing readings. But her life isn’t entirely carefree: Cutler still faces an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit, filed last month by Robert Steinbuch, a staff attorney for DeWine.