LAPD detective speaks out about her explicit photos being shared within department

ABC7 Los Angeles | 1/15/2019 | David Ono, bio, about
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LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles Police Department Detective Ysabel Villegas used to investigate cases of sexual assault and domestic violence. Now, the tables are turned, and she is the alleged victim in a revenge porn scandal that's rocked the LAPD.

"I did not want to be here," said Villegas outside court Tuesday. "This is the last place or the last thing I ever wanted to do and I'm just so sad it's come to this."

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Villegas says LAPD Senior Lead Officer Danny Reedy began to threaten and extort her near the end of their five-year extramarital affair. She says he sexually assaulted her, physically beat her and threatened to distribute sexually-explicit photographs of Villegas.

In her application for the restraining order, Villegas alleges:

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"He released intimate photos of me, extorting me. He was extorting and harassing me, and then released the photos in November because I broke up with him in August. It was revenge to ruin my reputation and embarrass me in front of our peers."

On Tuesday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Blancarte granted Villegas' request for a permanent restraining order against Reedy, calling the allegations among the most serious he's seen in his courtroom. Reedy must now stay at least 100 yards away from Villegas, surrender all of his firearms and deadly weapons, and refrain from distributing sexually explicit photographs of Villegas.

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Reedy previously denied all wrongdoing through his lawyer, but did not show up to court Tuesday to contest the restraining order. His attorney told the judge that Reedy is exercising his 5th Amendment right to remain silent given that a criminal investigation is now underway.

"We are not admitting anything, nor are we denying anything," said Reedy defense attorney Mike Williams.

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Outside court, Villegas attorney Lisa Bloom called Reedy a "bully."

"Mr. Reedy did not appear," Bloom told reporters. "I think that's...
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