Junction City, KS asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Kansas

Q: Dear attorneys,My ex-girlfriend secretly recorded me in my private home and then humiliated me in public with it.

My ex-girlfriend and I lived together. We got into a heated argument because she is horribly abusive, and she abuses her son. I went off on her verbally in the privacy of my home where there is a reasonable expectation that it is a domain of privacy. I kicked her out and I now live alone. Since that time, and I didn't know it, she humiliated me by playing the recording of me yelling at her (it was pretty bad)... I blew my stack from so much abuse, I couldn't take it anymore... and she played it to people of the general public. I am humiliated. Can I sue her in Court for a felony disclosure of private interception with a recording device taken in the privacy of my home and then used to humiliate me in public with it? If so, how do I begin? She has the phone. I don't know if the recording is on it anymore. I have to hunt down people she played it to, but I only heard she did that... namely, her employer, her colleagues and my neighbor, and possibly employees at a small retail store.

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Peter N. Munsing

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A: Unlikely it's illegal. Over the phone it is in many states. Playing it could be viewed as intentional infliction of emotional distress, but that would be apointless case because if she has no money, the attorney would make you pay--and if she is manipulative and passive aggressive she may enjoy it. Time to move on. New set of friends, new life, reinvent, reframe.

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