It is reported that the women could use the legal grounds of invasion of privacy and if any were not victims they would also sue under libel laws. It looks like Senator Heitkamp has more to worry about than being down in the polls and losing her Senate seat.
After North Dakota Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp’s campaign publicly namedsome women as victims of domestic violence without the women’s consent or knowledge, some of the women have announced they are getting ready to sue the campaign.
CNN reported, “The misstep has led some women misidentified in the ad to decry the Democratic candidate and question how their names landed on the list, with one group of women saying they are seeking ‘a lawyer who will take our case’ because the ad has ‘interfered with, or downright ruined, our lives.’”
Three of the women, Shylah Forde, Megan Stoltz and Alexandria Delzer, gave a statement to CNN from a group of over one dozen women who were named by the campaign. The statement read:
Heidi Heitkamp's political agenda has interfered with, or downright ruined, our lives. Survivors of assault who had taken care to avoid the subject were suddenly bombarded by questions asking them to explain to their loved ones why their name appeared on this list. Women who have never been assaulted spent the day reassuring loved ones of their safety.