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Hunter Biden sues Fox News over series featuring his nude photos

President Biden’s son, Hunter Biden accused Fox News alleged on Sunday that a miniseries produced by the company broke the law by sharing explicit photos and videos of him without his consent.

The program, “The Trial of Hunter Biden,” which debuted in 2022 on Fox Nation, the network’s streaming service, presented a dramatized version of a criminal trial against Mr. Biden, with fictional charges. The miniseries incorporated real footage of Mr. Biden nude and engaged in sex acts, images discovered on a laptop that Mr. Biden had abandoned at a Delaware computer repair shop.

The lawsuit, filed in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan, accuses Fox of violating a so-called revenge porn law passed in New York state in 2019. The law allows people to sue anyone who shares their sexually explicit photos and videos without consent.

“Fox published and distributed these intimate images to its vast audience of millions as part of an entertainment scheme to humiliate, harass, annoy, and alarm Mr. Biden and to tarnish his reputation,” the lawsuit says.

In a statement Monday, a Fox News spokeswoman called Biden’s lawsuit “completely politically motivated” and “without any merit.”

“Hunter Biden is a public figure who has been the subject of multiple investigations and is now a convicted felon,” the spokeswoman said. “In keeping with the First Amendment, Fox News has accurately reported newsworthy events that Biden himself created, and we look forward to defending our rights in court.”

Fox removed “The Trial of Hunter Biden” from Fox Nation in April, a day after Biden’s lawyers sent a letter to the network demanding the miniseries be removed.

“The core complaint stems from a 2022 streaming program that Biden did not complain about until he sent a letter in late April 2024,” the Fox spokeswoman said Monday, adding that the network removed the program “out of an abundance of caution.”

Last month, Mr. Biden was found guilty of three felonies related to buying a firearm. He is set to go on trial this year on tax evasion charges. The Fox miniseries depicted Mr. Biden as facing charges of bribery and acting as a foreign agent, but authorities have never brought those charges against him.

A representative for Mr. Biden’s law firm declined to comment on the complaint on Monday. The lawsuit seeks compensatory and punitive damages and an order that Fox remove all copies of explicit images of Mr. Biden from its platforms.

Last year, Fox agreed to pay $787.5 million to settle a defamation lawsuit brought by Dominion Voting Systems, which accused the network of spreading unsubstantiated claims of election fraud that skewed votes in favor of Joseph R. Biden Jr. in the 2020 presidential election.

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