Tenn. university sued for invasion of privacy





TENNESSEE -- Romantic e-mails are at the heart of a legal battle over privacy at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

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\n Former university administrator Pamela S. Reed is suing the school for $14 million in damages for invasion of privacy, specifically the release of e-mail messages to the press, which contained evidence of her affair with former President J. Wade Gilley.

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\n Reed alleges that her co-workers used university property to open her e-mail account and that a private investigator was hired to access her personal files -- violations of the school's policy and the law.

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\n The case is currently awaiting trial in the U.S. District Court in Knoxville.


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