The plaintiff claims that she was also caught on the tape, which was shot in her hotel room without her consent, and is seeking damages for fraud, intrusion, infliction of emotional distress and privacy violations. However, Splash lawyers claim that her face was "blurred out" in the footage and therefore her privacy has not been violated.
They said that other parts of her claim are false because she "has improperly attempted to assert the rights of a dead celebrity within her complaint." The agency lawyers have also filed papers requesting removal of Los Angeles Superior Court Judge John P. Shook, on the grounds he is prejudiced against the agency.
The lawsuit states that, one of the photogs "gave Ledger a package of cocaine. Mr. Ledger also had some of his own. The cocaine was put on the table [in a hotel room reserved by the plaintiff], and the men began snorting cocaine."
Ledger did not know that the second Splash photographer was "outside our hotel room, on the balcony, hidden, shooting video footage of everyone in the room," the suit continues. When he did discover he was being taped, Ledger got angry and he was promised the tape would be destroyed, the suit says.