Earlier today, The New York Daily News scandalously published a photo of Bruce Jenner wearing a dress outside of his house in Malibu, Calif.
The day that photo was taken, Jenner had called the police in hopes of chasing off the paparazzi who were using telephoto lenses to snap photos of him through the windows.
Sources say the cops arrived in a timely fashion and the photographers scattered from the premises, but clearly, the damage had already been done.
Now, the 65-year-old Olympic champion is reportedly firing back against the paps who took the photos and the tabloid for published them.
“Bruce has decided to take legal action because he is fed up with the constant invasion of his privacy,” a source tells Radar Online.
While tabloids and paparazzi have much more leeway in the U.S. than in other countries, it’s illegal for photographers to use telephoto lenses to essentially trespass on private property.
As a result, Bruce may have a legitimate complaint here, and it may have been unlawful for the Daily News to purchase pictures that were clearly taken in such a way.
The insider says that Jenner “can’t believe the gross invasion of his privacy” and will unleash the full fury of his legal team on any publications or paparazzi who step out of bounds.
Jenner’s interview with Diane Sawyer – in which he reportedly plans to discuss the details of his sex change for the first time – will air on Friday.
Sources say he hopes the long-awaited sit-down will help alleviate some of the media scrutiny he’s been placed under in recent weeks. Stay tuned.