Photo of A-Rod on the toilet blows up the internet and NYC privacy laws won’t protect him

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Thanks to New York’s liberal laws, retired MLB legend Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez may have no other option but to just suck it up and accept that practically the entire world now knows exactly what he looks like when he goes potty. Talk about the hard knock life.

How exactly does the world know about Rodriguez ‘s restroom habits? Because an unknown person reportedly snapped a picture of him using the bathroom in his upscale Manhattan home earlier this week. Apparently, his bathroom has a huge window, and for some reason it wasn’t covered:

You can see the photo HERE in a tweet.

While it’s unclear who took the picture above and originally shared it to social media, it’s since gone mega-viral on the Internet, and A-Rod is reportedly “pissed,” to put it lightly.

“Alex’s lawyers are all over this,” a source confirmed with Page Six. “They are working hard to find out who the culprit is. It is a clear breach of privacy.”

“The photo was obviously taken from the building next door, from a floor possibly parallel to Alex’s apartment. One of the hedge funds in the building next door will be getting a big lawsuit.”

Rodriguez lives in a $17.5 million apartment with his fiance, Jennifer Lopez. Adjacent to the apartment are the offices of various hedge fund groups, including the Harbinger Group, Ortelius Capital Partners and JMP Securities. It’s believed the photo was snapped from one of their offices.

It’s unclear why he’s so so upset, why he didn’t use one of his apartment’s four other bathrooms and why, more importantly, his bathroom lacks any curtains or blinds.

The bad news for the MLB legend, who played 22 seasons for the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers and New York Yankees before retiring three years ago, is that he has no case.

“Under current case law, he has no case,” Brad Shear, a top sports and privacy lawyer who runs the consultancy Digital Armour Group, said in a statement to Page Six. “Under New York law, you better put your blinds down. He’s lucky he wasn’t standing there buck naked.”

Why? Because of a bizarre ruling by a local appeals court in 2015 that said basically that if an “artist” snaps photos of people through their windows without their permission and then shares those photos in a public art show. that’s perfectly fine.

“A peeping photog can take snapshots of his neighbors through their windows — because laws governing the ‘disturbing’ practice are so outdated, a Manhattan appeals court ruled Thursday,” the New York Post reported at the time.

“Tribeca lensman Arne Svenson was sued by neighbors after they learned that he’d been photographing their family. Svenson then exhibited the shots in New York and Los Angeles. A lower court sided with the photographer, and the ruling was unanimously upheld by the Manhattan Appellate Division Thursday.”

Welcome to New York, folks …

Some of his disturbing photos may be seen below:



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Apparently, taking such creepy photos is completely normal in New York …


But even with NY’s lax laws and weird culture in mind, A-Rod clearly doesn’t plan to take this sitting down, pun intended. Not that he needs the  money from a successful lawsuit. He’s reportedly worth $300+ million. It’s unclear why, with all that money, he never took the time to just buy some curtains or blinds.

On the bright side, at least everybody now knows that he’s a human being just like them. There’s a tendency of normal, everyday folks thinking that celebrities are these divine, non-human figures:

As of Saturday morning, neither Rodriguez nor his wife had commented on social media about the photo.



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