A promissory estoppel claim is similar to a claim of fraud in the inducement. A promissory estoppel claim, however, does not require justifiable reliance on the misrepresentation, but instead only requires “that the party asserting estoppel be ignorant of the true state of facts.”1 This claim is useful to victims who relied on a promise that their sexual photos/videos would be kept private or deleted.
Elements of a Claim
“’To establish promissory estoppel four elements must exist: (1) the party to be estopped must be apprised of the true facts; (2) he must intend that his conduct shall be acted upon, or must so act that the party asserting estoppel has the right to believe it was so intended; (3) the party asserting the estoppel must be ignorant of the true state of facts; (4) he must have relied to his detriment on the conduct of the party to be estopped.’”2
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