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The cause of action that most people are trying to use now is either a negligent infliction of emotional distress or an intentional infliction of emotional distress. I've also seen a few people argue it is a copyright violation if you were the one that took the picture but then there is an argument that develops over whether the photograph was given to them, loaned to them, whether the copyright is implicit when a photograph is sent, etc.
Likely what will happen is whatever lawyer you choose will combine all of these into one case to maximize the chances of success.