Re: Man Outed on Radio Show to Receive $270K
Mr. Hernandez chose to hold himself out as a heterosexual for whatever reason--he was discreet to a fault, and never even told his family. Whether you think that action is correct, it is his choice to do so. Publication of these private facts is actionable in almost every American jurisdiction, and clearly Mr. Hernandez suffered some mental distress from having the intimate details of his private life thrust into the public eye.
Imagine if someone went on the Internet and revealed the names of every person you ever dated/slept with/etc. Or revealed the contents of intimate conversations you had with those people. These disclosures may be 100% true, but that doesn't mean that the disclosing party had any right to publish information you clearly wished to remain secret.