Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Los Angeles Laker D'Angelo Russell Criminally Violated The Privacy Of Teammate Nick Young In Secretly Videotaping Him In Hotel Room Talking About Cheating On Iggy Azalea (Video)

Los Angeles Laker D'Angelo Russell is being slammed on television and online for secretly videotaping teammate Nick Young in his hotel room without his knowledge, permission or consent. On the tape, Russell sets Young up with a series of questions to extract damaging information about his sex life. Young is engaged to rapper Iggy Azalea and Russell got him to admit on camera that he cheated on her with a 19-year-old. This will undoubtedly cause problems in the couple's relationship and could cause a break-up. 

The secretly recorded tape D'Angelo Russell made of Lakers teammate Nick Young disclosing he cheated on his fiancée, Iggy Azalea, is thought to be the reason the team experienced a historic 48-point defeat this week, losing to the Utah Jazz. Russell's teammates no longer trust him and are isolating him.
In California it is unlawful to secretly record someone without their consent. If the recording occurred in California, it is a criminal violation of the California Penal Code Section 632, punishable by a financial fine and imprisonment. Russell disclosed the fact he was recording at the end of taping, to which Young stated "Huh?" That does not make it legal. You must seek consent prior to recording. Under California law the only time you can secretly record a phone call or a conversation is if you are being blackmailed or extorted. That was not the case with Russell and Young. Russell betrayed his friend's trust in a manner that is unkind. A true friend would encourage you not to cheat and certainly not secretly record you and or disclose the contents to the public. He should not have been recording him at all. Real friends don't do that.

Nick Young and Iggy Azalea
This is what the Judiciary Report keeps complaining about in privacy articles. People secretly watching and or taping people without their consent, in situations privacy is to be expected, as defined by law (homes, hotel rooms, public toilets ect). It is highly inappropriate and a betrayal of trust. Society is going in the wrong direction that some, especially those in the entertainment world, think they are to secretly watch and or record others. It is sick. This voyeurism needs to stop. It is disgraceful. Life is not a reality show. And people on reality shows know and consent to being watched and recorded. Others not consenting or even knowing they are secretly being watched and or recorded are criminally breaking the law.  

Cryptic tweets issued by D'Angelo Russell and Nick Young

 It was also morally wrong for Russell to secretly tape Young and disclose the contents of the unlawfully made tape in what will damage his engagement. I don't agree with cheating, but there have been many times where I've found out about a famous person cheating on their significant other or spouse and kept it to myself, despite the fact it would create more website hits (I knew about Tiger Woods, Shaq and others affairs before it went public, but I like them as athletes and they've done nothing to me, so I didn't say anything). At the end of the day, you really don't want to hurt nice people or destroy their relationships. That's their personal life.  

Iggy Azalea tweet in response to the leaked video

If it is your family member or close friend being cheated on by someone else, you tell them privately. If you found out your parent, sibling or best friend was being cheated on, you would privately tell them. However, you don't secretly tape people and put it online as Russell did to Young. There's nothing legal, moral or kind about that. I don't want to make Russell feel bad, as he's young and made a very poor choice. However, in future he need not do things like that.