Court rules that Hustler had no rights to print Nancy Benoit pics

Court: Hustler Wrong to Print Photos of Slain Wife of Wrestler Chris Benoit:

Last week the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Hustler Magazine had no rights to publish nude pics of Nancy Benoit after she was killed by her husband, pro wrestler Chris Benoit.

Nancy Benoit’s family had filed a lawsuit and lost against Larry Flynt and Hustler. This decision sends the lawsuit back to a lower court.

Hustler prints nude Nancy pics

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Well, that bastion of taste known as Hustler Magazine has gone ahead and published the nude pictures of murder victim Nancy Benoit. The front cover reads “Wrestler Chris Benoit’s murdered wife – nude”.

This is how Hustler defended their decision…

In an exclusive interview, Assistant Managing Editor Mark Johnson defended his magazine.

He told The Sun: “Publishing the photos of Nancy Benoit was a no-brainer.

“She was beautiful and popular. We knew millions of people would want to see these pictures.

“The feedback has been huge and overwhelmingly positive. Some questioned our decision, but the piece was presented in a tasteful, respectful fashion and people recognize that.”

First of all only knuckle draggers read Hustler. Secondly the ‘millions’ of people who wanted to see the pictures are probably the same people who go to sites like Ogrish and that crap.

Nude pics of Nancy Benoit to appear in Hustler

THE REAL STORY BEHIND THE NANCY BENOIT PICS TO BE PUBLISHED IN HUSTLER:

Yes that Nancy Benoit. The wife of Chris Benoit who he killed. I don’t know how true this story is but I wouldn’t put it past Larry Flynt and company. He just oozes class doesn’t he? Oh wait that’s not class he’s oozing. Eeeew

Still not roid rage

Steroids did not act alone:

This is an article from Jim Varsalone, the pro-wrestling editor of the Miami Herald. He’s kind of saying what I’ve been saying since day one of the Chris Benoit murder-suicide.

Roid rage, a term associated with steroid use, is a quick, violent outburst. It leads to a punch, a kick, an assault, but not murder. The Benoit murders/suicide occurred over a two to three day period.

With the rampant use of steroids in sports and the number of high-profile wrestlers who have died at an early age, no one — other than Benoit — has been linked to murder.

Mr. Varsalone goes through numerous other aspects of steroids and Chris Benoit’s crime as well. It’s worth your time to read the whole article and get another perspective.

Concussions not steroids

Brain Damage May Have Caused Wrestler Chris Benoit to Kill Family, Doctor Says:

A doctor who examined the brain matter of pro-wrestler turned family annihilator Chris Benoit states that Benoit had brain damage consistent with Alzheimer’s patients.

The Sports Legacy Institute, an organization that advances health and wellness of athletes, coordinated the testing using samples of Benoit’s brain tissue provided by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation — with the permission of Benoit’s father.

Despite the results, Dr. Robert Cantu, a member of the institute and chief of neurosurgery service at Emerson Hospital in Concord, Mass., said there was no way to know for sure if the concussions Benoit suffered caused the murder-suicide.

Cantu did say that the brain injury Benoit suffered can cause depression and irrational behavior.

Decades of chairshots and flying headbutts can turn the brain to mush. Not that I’m excusing what the Canadian Coward did but can we finally get off the whole “roid rage” knee jerk reaction finally? This shows that there could have been a number of reasons that led Benoit to kill his family.

Order of death

Order of Deaths Key to Wrestler’s Estate:

The mother of Nancy Benoit, Maureen Toffoloni, has had her lawyer ask the court to determine the order of deaths of Nancy and her son Daniel. Why you may ask? Take a guess. I’ll give you a hint. It’s green, rectangular, and has the pictures of guys in powdered wigs on it.

It’s widely believed that Chris Benoit killed his wife first and then his son. That would be bad for Ms. Toffoloni. If it’s determined that the order of deaths as they stand right now is correct Chris Benoit’s assets would belong to his two children from his previous marriage. If Nancy was killed last the assets would go to her family.

That’s because of a forfeiture statute that takes into account the fact that Benoit was the killer. As such, the law for purposes of estate distribution would consider Benoit to have died before his wife and son.

Chris Benoit’s living children are 14 and 10. It takes a real humanitarian to take some financial security away from them.

Not only that but do you really think that Nancy Benoit would have allowed her only son to be killed and not have fought back?

Roid rage inconclusive

Questions still loom in Benoit case:

Again, if you won’t believe me that roid rage in the deaths of the Benoit family is not a foregone conclusion then how about Georgia’s top coroner?

Pro wrestler Chris Benoit had more than 10 times the normal level of testosterone in his system when he hanged himself in his home after killing his wife and 7-year-old son last month. But did that have anything to do with the slayings?

“I think it’s an unanswerable question,” said Dr. Kris Sperry, Georgia’s top medical examiner.

Test results released Tuesday neither bolstered nor entirely debunked speculation that anabolic steroids might have led Benoit, a wrestler with a family-man image, to commit the shocking crimes. Some experts believe steroids can cause paranoia, depression and violent outbursts known as “roid rage,” but Sperry noted that there is no consensus on the issue.

Even the high levels of testosterone should not be overanalyzed, Sperry warned. They could indicate the wrestler was being treated for “testicular insufficiency,” he said.

Well I think we know that Chris Benoit had “testicular insufficiency” because only a nutless coward is capable of killing his family but I digress.

In the end, he said, authorities will never know whether the steroid could have caused the murderous outburst.

Not only that but if roid rage is as prevalent as some people falsely claim then how come there isn’t a murder a week coming out of Major League Baseball or the NFL?

Benoit family toxicology report released

GBI: Benoit had steroids in system:

Yeah yeah yeah. Chris Benoit had steroids in his system. No big shock there. He was a professional wrestler after all. But before all you roid rage zealots start pointing fingers at me with your “I told you so” attitudes you may want to unbunch your panties for a second. Chris Benoit also had Xanax and Hydrocodone in his system, a sedative and a pain-killer. Now I’m not a doctor, I don’t even play one on the internet, but I’ve been prescribed both drugs, luckily not at the same time. Taking either one has pretty much knocked me on my ass. I’m not a small guy either. I’m over 6 feet tall and I hover around the 200 lb. mark. Not as big as Benoit but not a small guy either. So in my estimation I think the inclusion of the Xanax and Hydrocodone pretty much precludes any ‘roid rage’ that so many of you have been shouting from the rooftops.

Nancy Benoit also had Xanax and Hydrocodone in her system as well. Daniel Benoit had Xanax in his system which leads me to believe that Chris Benoit sedated his son before killing him. What a freakin’ humanitarian.

Dispelling still more Benoit rumors

Investigators in the Benoit Murder Case React to Internet Reports:

Here we go again. At least investigators are finally speaking out about internet allegations.

ATLANTA (FOX 5) – Investigators in the Benoit murder case reacted Thursday night to an internet report that Nancy Benoit feared for her life. The report also claimed that Chris Benoit had recently moved out of the family home because of trouble, but investigators said such reports proved to be frustrating.

Fayette County detectives said there was no truth to a report that was posted on the website, prowrestling.com that said that Nancy had written what the website called, “a strange note” before her death that stated that if something happened to her then Chris would be to blame.

Investigators said a safe deposit box, which the website reported contained the note, actually held typical documents and had no personal writings from Nancy Benoit in it.

Detectives say this kind of internet report is typical of what they call conspiracy theories that have been phoned into the Sheriff’s office from as far away as California since the bodies were discovered.

Got it? There was no strange note written by Nancy Benoit. As much as I love the dirt sheet websites they are really starting to piss me off.

Speaking of pissing me off…

After Nancy, Chris Benoit Drank, Prayed Before Killing Daniel, Mag:

If you ever thought the National Ledger website was a legitimate news source you may want to rethink that.

An investigation by the National Enquirer’s investigative team uncovered what they report as the “real” story of what happened on the tragic weekend that superstar wrestler Benoit snapped – killing his family and then himself. Many have blamed steroids but the report claims that there was booze involved.

The online item claims that Chris was guzzling beer and wine in agony and the popular grappler made sad, slurred phone calls to friends as he prepared to snuff out his life. “When he killed his wife, his life was over and he knew it,” an insider told the weekly magazine. “But he still had his beloved son, and who would take care of him? That’s why it all ended in the ultimate tragedy.”

Yeah. When I want the “real story” the first source I go to is the National Enquirer. I guess they figured they can’t be sued by dead people.

Benoit insurance policy

Chris Benoit Took A New Life Insurance Policy, More:

This is the latest from the Benoit rumor mill. The headline wants you to believe there was some nefarious reason for Benoit taking out the insurance policy but the article, as short as it is, says otherwise.

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter are reporting that Chris Benoit took out a new life insurance policy, which listed his ex-wife and oldest child David, 14, and Megan, 10, as the beneficiaries. Nancy apparently confronted Chris about it and he refused to change it. Nancy also found out that Chris Benoit set up a new bank account in the name of his ex-wife in Edmonton.

Remember kids, dirt sheets, like The Observer, base their business models on rumor and speculation. Which is fine for an upcoming wrestling storyline or a wrestler changing companies but as far as a real life murder goes they need to leave the crime reporting to the professionals. And no I don’t consider myself a professional.

So to recap from the dirt sheets and irresponsible media we have 3 motive allegations. “Roid Rage”, the Benoits arguing over Daniel’s Fragile X Syndrome which he may or may not have had, and now the insurance policy.

This just goes to show you just how ridiculous and uninformed not only the wrestling press can be but the mainstream press as well.