A woman who woke up naked in a hotel room next to a stranger has disclosed details of her five-year battle to have him convicted of voyeurism. Emily Hunt waived her right to anonymity to warn other women of the difficulties of persuading police and prosecutors to pursue criminal cases against men accused of sexual assault. Ms Hunt, 41, a communications strategist and mother of one, said that in she had had lunch with her father in east London, where she lived. Subscription Notification. We have noticed that there is an issue with your subscription billing details. Please update your billing details here. Please update your billing information. The subscription details associated with this account need to be updated. Please update your billing details here to continue enjoying your subscription. Your subscription will end shortly.
LONDON Thomson Reuters Foundation - A woman who was filmed naked and unconscious by a man she did not know in a London hotel room won a five-year legal battle on Friday after he pleaded guilty under new rules on voyeurism. Emily Hunt woke up next to a man she did not recognise in a hotel room in May and feared she had been drugged but was told by prosecutors that there was no realistic prospect of convicting the man on any form of assault on the evidence. But when Hunt realised a year later that the man had filmed her as she slept, she embarked on a public campaign for justice, and a landmark court ruling on voyeurism this year led to an arrest. Hunt has previously spoken about how she suffered post-traumatic stress disorder after that day, with any recovery derailed when she learnt about the video footage a year later. Hunt, who was originally from New York but a long-term UK resident, gained cross-party political support in her campaign for justice.
‘He was smiling and acting like everything was okay’
For five long years, Emily Hunt has been waiting for this day to happen: to see the stranger who filmed her naked and unconscious appear in court. That man, who can now be named as Christopher Killick, has admitted voyeurism. While Emily — who felt so anxious she took a bodyguard to court — is relieved to finally see justice being served, the exhausting long legal battle has taken its toll on her mental health , and lead to a serious suicide attempt. On that life-changing day in Emily, who has waived her anonymity, had been enjoying lunch and a drink five hours earlier with her father in a restaurant in east London. She stayed there after he left to go to the airport and said the next thing she remembered was waking up in the hotel room with her head thumping later that evening.
A woman who woke up naked with no knowledge of how she got there has finally received justice, after a man admitted to making an intimate video without her consent. She suspected she had been drugged and raped by the stranger but her case was later thrown out due to lack of evidence. After Killick, 40, admitted to taking a naked video of her without her permission, Ms Hunt pursued a charge of voyeurism — but the Crown Prosecution Service CPS argued against her case. Although voyeurism is a crime under the Sexual Offences Act , the CPS had previously stated that filming someone naked in a private room was not an offence if they had consented to being looked at naked. It ruled that non-consensual intimate filming was in fact illegal. This has been ongoing for five years and it is something he always said he did so it is an amazing moment.