Judge Orders Divorcing Couple To Hand Over Online Passwords
A judge in New London, Connecticut is ordering a couple in the midst of a divorce battle to hand over their Facebook passwords. According to Forbes.com, Judge Kenneth Schluger told Stephen and Courtney Gallion’s lawyers that their clients had to share their passwords to the social networking site as well as email accounts and any other dating sites they use. The decision comes after Stephen’s lawyer claimed that Courtney’s online activities could be used as evidence in the divorce case. Upon hearing this, Courtney reportedly sent a text message to a friend asking her to delete certain messages and change the passwords. The judge ultimately decided that was an attempt to destroy evidence and chose to put the attorneys in charge of the Gallions various online accounts until the divorce is final.