Sex workers often feel reluctant to report internet harassment to the police
Many sex workers don’t seek legal help or report internet harassment to the police. They shouldn't feel any different when seeking support than anyone else that is suffering harassment on the street or online, but the fact is that they do. It seems the police is more reluctant to accept complains of harassment by sex workers, than the sex worker are reluctant to make a complaint of harassment to the police.
Sex workers are harassed online on a regular basis. The harassment issues that sex workers face are plenty, including: Online attacks, threats, sextortion, hate speech and being forced into sex films that were posted online or filmed having sex without full consent. They may also suffer from serious physical and mental affects as targets of harassment and with constant breach of their privacy.
Sex workers do not report internet harassment to the police because many believe that the police are less likely to investigate any attacks on sex workers and that they have limited access. They can also fear arrest if they report harassment, which can lead people to feel powerless and scared.
Sex workers could also feel reluctant to disclose any harassment, threats or violence that they experience for fear of incriminating themselves, having themselves 'outed' or making themselves targets of additional verbal, physical and sexual abuse. The reporting of violence may also hold implications for family relationships, custody of children, legal consequences, credit and 'straight' job applications among other consequences.
Our internet lawyers can help sex workers report internet harassment to the police. We will advise to document all evidence and not to be fobbed off by the police but we also want sex workers to know that Cohen Davis are here to support them going down a different route with this serious matter, if they do not want the police to be involved.
Yes, sex workers can get legal help at the police station. If sex workers are arrested and it was internet related and feels unjust, good internet lawyers will give them the support and confidence that they need. They need a fair trial and the overall outcome is very often what is filed initially at the police station.
Sex worker legal cases are successful. Our internet law firm can support sex workers legally and we have been successful in many groundbreaking cases for sex workers. Being a sex worker and advertising yourself as such on the internet does not mean you are not entitled to a private life and it doesn't mean that you have to accept harassment and not seek legal help.
When internet harassment occurs to prevent an individual from carrying out their work, no matter their work, the harassed person is entitled to an injunction to protect them from harassment. They are entitled to protect their private life. No matter their line of work, harassment laws are applicable to everyone.
Cohen Davis are here to support sex workers and any adult pornographic related harassment issue for any user on the internet. We can help sex workers report internet harassment to the police and to take the matter further, legally. Call: 0800-612-7211 or you can contact internet lawyers discreetly to let us know when is a good time to talk.