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Windies batsman in photographs scandal

Published:Thursday | February 12, 2015 | 12:00 AM
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PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):
West Indies opening batsman, Lendl Simmons, who argued that he had a one-time affair with an account executive, is scheduled to appear in court on March 23 for the start of a lawsuit relating to the dissemination of intimate photographs of the woman.

The woman, Therese Ho, has filed a breach of confidence lawsuit against Simmons, alleging that he had disseminated the photos electronically to several of his colleagues.

The matter came up for case management on Tuesday and the trial will begin on March 23.

On June 5 last year, Justice Ronnie Boodoosingh granted Ho an injunction preventing the West Indies and Trinidad and Tobago cricketer from disseminating any further photographs or information about her.

Ho is contending that, by disseminating the photographs, Simmons has contravened the tort of breach of confidence, which is a common law tort that protects information that is conveyed to another in confidence.

Simmons, on the other hand, is arguing that he never shared a relationship with Ho and that his encounter with her was only a one-time affair, meaning he was not under a duty to owe her any confidentiality.

The 30-year-old Trinidadian is currently a member of the West Indies squad in Australia for the International Cricket Council World Cup.