Thank you, friend.
What she has done is unacceptable, arguably. You have two ways to seek relief:CIVIL
Civilly, one may seek a restraining order from her doing this again in family court if there is a standing separation decree already. If not, then this restraining order may be sought as a stand alone, or, as part of one.
Alternatively, one may sue in civil court for invasion of privacy
and negligence per se
INVASION OF PRIVACY includes the following:
-appropriating the plaintiff's identity for the defendant's benefit
-placing the plaintiff in a false light in the public eye
-publicly disclosing private facts about the plaintiff
-unreasonably intruding upon the seclusion or solitude of the plaintiffHill v. National Collegiate Athletic Assn., 865 P. 2d 633 - Cal: Supreme Court 1994
Her actions arguably fall unto the last one.
NEGLIGENCE PER SE
"Negligence per se" is an evidentiary doctrine codified at Evidence Code section 669. Under subdivision (a) of this section, the doctrine creates a presumption of negligence if four elements are established: (1) the defendant violated a statute, ordinance, or regulation of a public entity; (2) the violation proximately caused death or injury to person or property; (3) the death or injury resulted from an occurrence the nature of which the statute, ordinance, or regulation was designed to prevent; and (4) the person suffering the death or the injury to his person or property was one of the class of persons for whose protection the statute, ordinance, or regulation was adopted. (Spates v. Dameron Hosp. Assn. (2003) 114 Cal.App.4th 208, 218, 7 Cal.Rptr.3d 597.)Punitive damages
may be sought under Cal. Civ. Code § 3294(a)
for malice and fraud.CRIMINAL
Under Cal. Penal Code § 502
, this can be deemed as illegal hacking - see here
. A complaint to the police on their non-emergency line may launch an investigation and she may be criminally charged.
OFTEN, the threat to do EITHER would have her not repeat the action, but, one can seek relief already under either civil or criminal doctrines.
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