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Woman sues paper over picture, 'sex' headline

Dec. 14, 2012 at 2:38 PM

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A Swedish woman is suing tabloid Expressen for publishing a picture of her with a headline saying she was using her phone "to meet up for sex."

The 22-year-old woman's slander suit against the newspaper alleges the woman gave an interview for the article but the interview had nothing to do with the headline, which read "This is how young people use their mobile phones to meet up for sex," The Local.se reported Friday.

The woman refused a $750 compensation offer from Expressen, seeking a larger payout for what she alleged was the tabloid giving the wrong impression about her comments.

The woman said the newspaper published a second picture of her in the two-page article next to a transcript of a conversation about sexual intercourse from website Badoo. The woman said she had nothing to do with the conversation.

The case has been referred to Sweden's Chancellor of Justice to determine whether it violates press freedom laws.

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