8(1)A person is not liable under section 6 if the person proves that the distribution of the intimate image was made in any of the following circumstances:Â
the person did not intend to distribute the intimate image;
the person had, or honestly and reasonably believed that the person had, the consent to the distribution of the intimate image from the person depicted in the intimate image at the time of its distribution and to the extent that the intimate image was distributed by the person; or
the distribution was made in the public interest and did not extend beyond what was in the public interest.
8(2)The distribution of an intimate image is not made in the public interest solely because the person depicted in the intimate image is a public figure.