CNN Blasts Aaron Hernandez Shooting Victim Lawsuit
theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, Aaron Hernadez’s shooting victim/former friend is being blasted in his lawsuit against CNN – over an alleged unauthorized use of a photo of him unconscious and bloodied following the incident – with the network demanding the judge throw out his entire case.
Here’s the latest: CNN headed to court responding to the lawsuit filed by Alexander Bradley, Hernandez’ shooting victim/former friend. The network states the photograph used in their documentary was provided by the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office. They explain the topic is newsworthy, with Hernandez again on trial for murder at the moment and Bradley even recently sentenced to 5 years in jail for shooting up a bar.
They demand the suit be tossed out of court completely, adding if Bradley was successful in this case it would have a chilling effect on free speech.
Here’s the backstory: Back in 2013, Hernandez was sued by his ex-friend, Alexander Bradley, accusing him of shooting him in the face following a dispute at a Miami strip club. He claimed Hernandez put a gun to his face and it went off, causing major injuries and loss of sight in one eye.
The ex-NFL star settled the legal battle with Bradley months later. Hernandez is currently dealing with a 2nd murder trial over a 2012 shooting that killed 2 men.
Bradley filed suit against Tenet-St. Mary’s Hospital, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and CNN. In 2015, he noticed a CNN documentary on Hernandez and his downward spiral and saw a photo of him lying in a hospital bed bloodied and unconscious. He said he never authorized anyone at the hospital or law enforcement to disseminate the image to the media. He sued demanding damages for invasion of privacy.