Advocacy Group Calls For 'Rihanna's Law'
Posted on Thu Mar 5, 2009 12:30 PM PDT

Rihanna RihannasLaw200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - A celebrity rights advocacy group is hoping to enact “Rihanna’s Law,” that would legislated privacy and protection of crime victims.

The proposal will make leaking, distributing and publishing private law enforcement crime photos, (such as the one of Rihanna,) illegal whether there is money exchanged or not.

The current law, "Mel's Law" requires money change hands in order to be considered a crime.

Under current law, anyone can leak private victim photos and get away with it, as long as no one can prove the source received money, which is virtually impossible to do.

"The publication of Rihanna's police victim photo was inexcusable and will likely help the alleged attacker get off. All involved need to be prosecuted in cases like this and with the new proposed law, acts like this will be less common due to a real threat of prosecution” says Terry Ahern, President of Stoparazzi.

Ahern went on to say “The main goal is to protect victim's rights. Let’s not allow situations like this victimize the victim.”

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