Trials & Litigation
Suspended lawyer drops suit over her nude photos
By Debra Cassens Weiss
Jan 2, 2014, 11:31 am CDT
A suspended Illinois lawyer who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor prostitution charge has dropped her lawsuit accusing a prosecutor and her former defense lawyer of showing her nude photos to others.
Reema Bajaj, 28, agreed to withdraw the suit without the possibility of refiling it, the Daily Chronicle reports. She had accused former DeKalb County State’s Attorney Clay Campbell and former defense lawyer Timothy Johnson of showing the nude photos, obtained in a police investigation, to others.
A lawyer for Johnson and Campbell said the two lawyers never had copies of the nude photos and they will seek attorney fees for what they deem to be a frivolous suit, the story says.
Bajaj’s new lawyer, Amanda Adams, told the Daily Chronicle that her client dropped the suit because she didn’t want to bring up unhappy memories.
Bajaj now works as an office manager. She agreed to a three-year suspension after ethics authorities accused her of failing to disclose her work as a prostitute in her bar application and making false statements in the disciplinary matter.