A woman photographer, believed to be Valerie Suau, and publisher of French magazine ‘Closer’ are facing criminal charges over topless pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge, which were taken in September and published in the magazine. What punishment do you think those guilty should receive?
Valerie Suau, the photographer believed to have taken the topless photos of Kate Middleton as she sunbathed in France in September, has been placed under formal criminal investigation, along with publisher of French magazine Closer, believed to be Ernesto Mauri. While they’re both facing charges, Valerie insists her pictures are “all decent.” She denies taking any topless photos of Kate, according to a new report.
Kate Middleton Topless Photos
Kate, 31, and Prince William, 30, took legal action against Closer in September. Their lawyer, Aurelien Hamelle, said that the royal couple suffered a “grotesque breach of privacy and felt ‘violated’ during a ‘highly intimate moment during a scene of married life.'”
The topless photos of Kate were taken on September 5 as she and Prince William relaxed at Viscount Linley’s retreat, Chateau d’Autet, in Provence. Aurelien claims that Kate and William were spied on and the photographer would have needed a long lens to capture the shots.
Valerie has denied that she’s responsible for taking any indecent images of Kate, Mail Online reports. She says she took pictures of Kate in her swimsuit, but not topless.
A source confirmed to Mail Online that “a female photographer” working for La Provence, and “the publisher of Closer” were both placed under formal criminal investigation over the topless photos.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? What punishment do those guilty deserve?
— Chris Rogers
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