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Katie Hill Resigns Amid Allegations, 'Revenge Porn'

Democrat says she's stepping down 'with a broken heart'

(Newser) - Rep. Katie Hill announced her resignation from Congress on Sunday—"with a broken heart." "This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do," the freshman Democrat said in a letter to her constituents in California. The resignation came after allegations that she had an... More »

Woman's Ex, His Girlfriend Ordered to Pay Her $3.2M

Elizabeth Clark alleged libel, revenge porn, and alienation-of-affection

(Newser) - As far as marriage implosions go, Elizabeth Clark described a pretty horrific one—and she's now walking away with $3.2 million for her troubles. The Fayetteville, NC, woman was on Monday awarded that amount by a jury, to be paid by her ex-husband and his new partner, in... More »

Woman Sues Her Special Forces Ex Over Alleged Revenge Porn

North Carolina enacted revenge porn law in 2015

(Newser) - A North Carolina woman says her ex-husband, a Special Forces major at Fort Bragg, posted "revenge porn" photos of her online because he was angry about paying child support. Elizabeth Ann Clark's civil lawsuit against Adam Matthew Clark appears to be the first of its kind in Cumberland... More »

Revenge-Porn Guy Hit With Huge Payment

California man Andre Pompey is told to fork up

(Newser) - Time to pay, Andre: California man Andre Pompey was ordered this week to pay his revenge-porn victim $5.15 million and fork out an additional $150,000 as punishment, USA Today reports. "She wanted to stand up for herself," says Katrina Saleen, attorney of the 35-year-old woman who... More »

He Got a Text and She Read It. Now She's Suing Him

Woman sues Delta Sigma Phi and members, including her ex, over sharing of sex tapes

(Newser) - One of "many" women to have her sexual photos and videos shared among members of the University of Central Florida's Delta Sigma Phi fraternity in a private Facebook group called the "Dog Pound" is fighting back, says lawyer Michael Avenatti. In a lawsuit filed Thursday, Kathryn Novak... More »

Governor Quits in Scandal, Signs 'Revenge Porn' Law

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was accused of taking nonconsensual photo of a woman

(Newser) - Just hours before he left office Friday, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens signed scores of new laws, including a measure that makes it a crime to try to threaten a person using a private sexual image—the same allegation that led to his downfall, reports the AP . In the flurry of... More »

Revenge Porn Law Ruled Unconstitutional

Meanwhile, the first lawsuit has been filed under New York's similar law

(Newser) - A Texas appeals court says a state law that punishes those who post intimate images from previous or current relationships online without consent is unconstitutional. Per the AP , the 12th Court of Appeals in Tyler ruled Wednesday that the revenge porn law violates the US Constitution by restricting expression... More »

Woman Wins Huge Payout From Ex Over Revenge Porn

$6.45M is second-largest payout for non-celebrity victim, lawyers say

(Newser) - A California woman who had to copyright photos of her naked body in order to have them removed from various websites has been awarded what her lawyers are calling the second-largest payout for a non-celebrity victim of revenge porn. The woman identified as Jane Doe, represented by the Cyber Civil... More »

New Photos Appear in Military's Ongoing Revenge Porn Scandal

Dropbox folder contains 267 photos of topless, nude female service members

(Newser) - "One year later and not much has changed," CBS News quotes former Marine Erin Kirk Cuomo as saying. Cuomo, who founded #NotInMyMarines, after the Marines United photo-sharing scandal broke last year alerted Facebook this week to yet another group sharing explicit photos of female service members without their... More »

Facebook Sex Video Triggers Child Porn Charges for 1,004

Sex between 15-year-olds is legal, but sharing video of it is considered distributing child porn

(Newser) - The two videos tallied up to 59 seconds and could "ruin my life," says one 19-year-old. She doesn't appear in the footage, but was one of 1,004 people—996 of them between the ages of 15 and 24—notified Monday that they face preliminary charges for... More »

Rep. Barton Threatened to Call Police on Former Lover

He says he may be victim of 'revenge porn'

(Newser) - Rep. Joe Barton threatened to call the police on a former lover who contacted other women he was in relationships with and sent them explicit materials he had shared with her, according to a recording provided to the Washington Post . In the 2015 phone call, the Texas Republican tells the... More »

Facebook to Users: Send Us Your Nudes

Goal is to prevent revenge porn before it happens

(Newser) - Hoping to keep nude photos of yourself off of social media? Upload them to Facebook. While it might seem counterproductive, that's what the social media site is instructing users to do in Australia, where it's testing new "photo-matching technologies." The idea is that once Facebook has... More »

Blac Chyna Opens Up About Attraction, Betrayal

She sits for interview with 'Good Morning America'

(Newser) - After Rob Kardashian attacked Blac Chyna on Instagram on Wednesday, sharing naked photos of her and accusing her of cheating on him, she threw back claims of domestic abuse on Snapchat. Now she's discussing the situation in a less digital environment. In a Good Morning America interview Monday, she... More »

Blac Chyna Threatens Legal Action Over Revenge Porn

She's considering all possibilities against Rob Kardashian, lawyer says

(Newser) - A lawyer for Blac Chyna says she is "considering all legal options and recourses" after her ex-fiance Rob Kardashian shared naked photos of her online. While ranting Wednesday that Chyna cheated on him and used drugs, Kardashian posted a series of "revenge porn" photos to Instagram showing Chyna'... More »

Our Most 'Honorable' Citizens and Their Revenge Porn

Behind the scenes of 'Marines United' and other sexist military pages

(Newser) - Stumble onto a random revenge-porn site, and you'll likely be confronted with various avatars of trolls who hide behind screen names and aliases. But that wasn't the case with the "Marines United" private Facebook group that retired service member John Albert found himself invited to in September... More »

Military's Nude Photo Scandal Just Got Bigger

Tumblr sites feature servicemen from all branches in and out of uniform

(Newser) - The scandal embroiling the Marine Corps , already involving hundreds of Marines accessing photos of nude servicewomen taken without their consent, just got a whole lot bigger. USA Today reports the Pentagon has formed a joint military task force to investigate images of troops—in and out of uniform—appearing on... More »

Fake Agent Gets 40 Years for Extorting Photos From Girls

He threatened to tell their families

(Newser) - A California man who posed as a modeling agent to extort nude photos from young girls across America has been sentenced to almost 40 years in prison—twice as long as he has been alive. Cesar Mauricio Estrada-Davila, 20, pleaded no contest this week to 38 felony counts, including 16... More »

Man Gets 6 Months in Oregon's First Revenge Porn Sentencing

Says he and his ex were trying to make porn, and that the material was copyrighted

(Newser) - One year after Oregon made revenge porn illegal, the state has handed down its first sentence in a revenge porn case. In June, Benjamin Barber, who is 31, posted pornographic footage of himself with a former partner without his partner's consent to multiple adult sites. Now a jury has... More »

'Revenge Porn' Lawsuit Could Spell Huge Trouble for Facebook

Upcoming nude-photo trial could 'open the floodgates' for similar legal actions

(Newser) - An upcoming trial against Facebook over a "revenge porn" picture of a 14-year-old could prompt an avalanche of similar lawsuits, the Guardian reports. Weeks after a Belfast court rejected Facebook's efforts to stop the lawsuit, many other victims are considering their legal options, media lawyer Paul Tweed told... More »

Woman Kills Herself After Sex Video Goes Viral

4 men being questioned in Italy

(Newser) - An awful story out of Italy, where a 31-year-old woman committed suicide after being tormented for a year over a sex video. Four men, including her ex-boyfriend, are being questioned for their role in posting it online, reports the BBC . The woman, Tiziana Cantone, made the private tape with her... More »

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