Oklahoma

Oklahoma recognizes the four privacy torts. A statute makes misappropriation a misdemeanor. Okla. Stat. tit. 21, §§ 839.1 839.3.

False Light: A school board vice president was incorrectly identified as a rape suspect in a newspaper photograph, and he sued the paper for libel, defamation, and invasion of privacy. His invasion of privacy claim was dismissed, but he was allowed to go forward with his libel claim. Strong v. Oklahoma Pub. Co., 899 P.2d 1185 (Okla. App. 1995).

A man whose photograph was published and wrongly identified as that of a convicted murderer could not recover from the newspaper on a false light claim because he did not prove actual malice on the part of the newspaper. , 747 P.2d 286 (Okla. 1987).