Galella v. Onassis
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
487 F.2d 986 (1973)
Galella (plaintiff), a photographer, was arrested by Secret Service agents while trying to photograph Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (defendant) and her children. He sued Onassis for wrongful arrest and malicious prosecution. Onassis denied the charges and sought injunctive relief against Galella’s continued and extensive efforts to photograph her and her children. The district court dismissed Galella’s claim, and found Galella guilty of harassment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, assault and battery, commercial exploitation of Onassis’s personality, and invasion of privacy. The district court granted injunctive relief to Onassis and to the government, which had intervened based on the Secret Service’s capacity as the children’s protector. The injunction enjoined Galella from keeping Onassis or her children under surveillance, from following them, from coming within 100 yards of Onassis’s home or the children’s schools, within 75 yards of the children, or within 50 yards of Onassis, from using the name or picture of Onassis or her children for advertising, and from attempting to communicate with Onassis or her children. Galella appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Smith, J.)
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