Bruce Jenner Is Threatening to Sue Over Illegally Obtained Photos of Him in a Dress

News outlets nabbed shots of the reality star in his own home, and he's fighting back.

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Bruce Jenner is livid, and rightfully so: Both the New York Daily News and CNN published photos of him* wearing a dress inside his own home, which, according to Us Weekly (opens in new tab), were shot using a telescopic lens from as far as a mile away. Use of those lenses to capture images of people engaged in "personal or familial activity" in California is illegal—and he's threatening to sue.

Jenner's spokesperson told Page Six (opens in new tab) that media outlets pulled the photos after they were found to be illegally obtained, while the star's lawyer, Marty Singer, added: "The photos were clearly unlawfully taken from a very long distance using an enhancement device. Bruce Jenner is going to enforce his right to privacy."

This comes after Jenner opened up in an interview with Diane Sawyer about transitioning into a woman (opens in new tab). He revealed that he wears women's clothing at his home, and showed her the chic black dress he'd be wearing to a private dinner with her. Sawyer later said in a voice-over: "And by the way, that night [at dinner], she looked great and really happy."

You go, Bruce.

*Editor's note: Marie Claire wishes to be sensitive to and supportive of Jenner's transition. During Jenner's ABC interview Friday, Sawyer stated that he prefers to use male pronouns as they're what's most comfortable for him at this time.

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