Saturday, 1 March 2014

Texas woman wins half-million dollar revenge porn lawsuit

A woman in Texas has won a rare, major legal victory in a revenge porn case. Local station ABC KTRK reports that a civil court has awarded the anonymous woman $500,000 after her former boyfriend of seven years posted photographs and videos from their relationship on YouTube and other sites as a way to harass her after their breakup. "He would update me on how many people had seen it, or downloaded it," she tells ABC. While the ex-boyfriend reportedly plans to appeal the suit, this civil case has been more successful than other revenge porn suits, which often fall into a legal gray area. A case in New York, which attempted to use laws against harassment and public display of offensive material, was thrown out last month.
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