The Drs: Sued Over Social Media Photo + Kids Seeing Parents Unclothed

The Doctors: Woman Suing Over Picture Posted Online

When you’re posting pictures on social media, sometimes you’ll run across someone who’s unhappy about the picture you chose to share. Most will just ask you to take it down, but a woman in Chicago is suing the man who posted a photo of her recovering from an alcohol binge in the E.R. According to the lawsuit, the picture could affect her potential to someday work for Fortune 500 companies and that she was in no condition to give her consent for the man to take the picture. The problem is that the picture was taken in a hospital by a different doctor than the one who was taking care of her.

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Attorney Areva Martin explained that most people don’t realize that your likeness and image is your own, which means you have to have consent before posting it. She argued that if someone posts something about you that is negative or could impact your earning potential, you have a right to ask them to take it down, you have the right to a retraction, and you may have to file a lawsuit. The truth is that when someone is applying for a job these days, they truly do look at your social media presence, so it’s not too far fetched to say that it could affect her earning potential.

The Drs: Sued Over Social Media Photo + Kids Seeing Parents Unclothed

After a woman in Chicago filed a lawsuit because of a picture posted on social media, attorney Areva Martin discussed whether she had a case. (37031597@N05 / Flickr)

What do you think about this lawsuit? Did the woman have a right to sue?

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The Doctors: Parents Letting Children See Them Without Clothing

The Doctors then moved on to talk about Kendra Wilkinson, who in a recent interview said that she would allow her 6-year-old, Hank Baskett Jr. to see her spread in the popular controversial adult magazine. She further explained that she wears a bathing suit in the bath with her son, but “a body is just a body.” Her comments are causing a bit of controversy. Dr Sandra Lee explained that you have to recognize where your children are at developmentally, while Areva Martin explained that it’s likely a cultural thing. She added that with how she grew up, she can’t imagine ever letting her children see her that way.

If a child is giving cues that they’re embarrassed or not interested, you should honor that. As it was pointed out, it’s usually how the situation is dealt with that will determine whether it becomes an issue, not that actual situation itself.

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