Therese Ho: 'The money won't suffice for what I went through"

Date: 
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 00:00

Therese Ho, the woman whose pictures West Indies cricketer Lendl Simmons shared with others landing him a lawsuit judgement of $150,000, says she wants to move on from the 'revenge porn' case.

High court judge Frank Seepersad handed down the judgement in favour of Ho, a 24-year-old mother of two, yesterday.

Speaking on the CNC3 Morning Brew, Ho said that since the verdict she has had overwhelming support from the public.

Some have been criticising her on social media, saying that she should not have allowed the pictures to be taken in the first place.

Ho says the money is only a small comfort given what she had to endure since the incident.

"No amount of money, no amount of valuables, nothing...there's nothing at this point in time that can turn back the hands of the clock," she said.

She added, "This is something that I have to live with. My name was dragged through the mud. In due course my children have been a part of it also and no amount of money could cover me for what I have been through." 

The court found that Simmons breached confidentiality by leaking sexually explicit photographs of the account executive with whom he had an extra-marital affair.

Ho had applied for and received an injunction on June 5, 2014, from Justice Ronnie Boodoosingh preventing any further disclosure of material which emanated from her relationship with Simmons.

Simmons had testified that it was Ho who first sent the photograph of her performing oral sex on him to his fiancee, now his wife and that he only sent the explicit photo to the father of her younger daughter after the latter asked for it.

He told the court that he only sent the photographs to one person and did not know if his team mates Kieron Pollard or Dwayne Bravo also got the photos.