Streisand loses lawsuit

by Ted Frank on December 4, 2003

On grounds that it was an abuse of the judicial process, a California judge has tossed the lawsuit Barbra Streisand brought against an environmental group who took an aerial photograph of her home off of a Malibu beach as part of a larger project documenting coastal erosion. The Smoking Gun has both the decision and the photo, as well as the May complaint. According to a press release of the defendants, the photo of Streisand’s home had only been downloaded six times before the lawsuit–twice by her own attorneys. The lawsuit just guaranteed thousands of additional people would see the photos. (Kenneth R. Weiss, “Judge Rejects Streisand Privacy Suit”, LA Times, Dec. 4).