Revenge porn

What to do if you find you are a victim of revenge porn

Revenge porn has a horrendous impact on its victim, particularly if the intimate images and videos are posted in the USA. Victims often feel vulnerable.

Does consent matter with revenge porn?

If someone has shared images or videos of you online and you need legal help with revenge porn as soon as possible, you need specialist internet lawyers that deal with internet crimes of a sexual nature every day. Whether you consented to the images or videos being taken at the time, you didn't consent to them being shared and certainly not on the world wide web and you need them taking off the internet now.

What is the legal position if someone has posted your image or video on the internet?

Alongside embarrassment, shame and anxiety, you are feeling violated and angry. The frustration of not knowing where you stand legally and who can help you with revenge porn and swiftly, whilst cleaning up the internet of the intimate images and videos, could leave you feeling full of despair. We help our clients (and obtain anonymity for them) with revenge porn and all other complexities related to having information, images or videos about themselves online, every day.

The sharing of private images or videos of another person without their consent and with the purpose of causing embarrassment or distress is a criminal offence. A number of other criminal offences that may be also committed alongside are: Harassment related like Cyberstalking, Impersonation and Trolling, Defamation, Blackmail (sextortion), Unauthorised computer access (hacking) and Malicious Communications. Civil remedies would be claims including harassment (criminal offence and civil wrongdoing) and misuse of private information and breach of privacy. 

Do I need to speak to a specialist lawyer about the revenge porn?

The laws which affect the use of the internet are changing all the time. Obtaining and securing evidence could be tricky and if doen wrong, it might affect your ability to take legal action agains the person who posted the revenge porn videos or images.

Our internet law firm deals is dedicated solely to cases involving these criminal acts, as well as civil wrongdoings that are internet related and we understand that it is difficult for people that have become targets of revenge porn, to talk to anyone about their shared intimate images and videos and many do not know where they stand, since they may have willingly posed for the image and sexted it to someone or acted in the sex film happily.

That's why many of our clients have told us that when they called us, the relief was instant, knowing that their case was being dealt with by warm, friendly lawyers dedicated entirely to internet law that will deal with any complexities along the way, with legally binding reassurances that the perpetrator will not commit the offence again but also, swiftly removing the images and videos off the internet. Anonymity in court (if it gets that far but most often, not) for our clients is as important to them as it is to us, also.

What are the effects of revenge porn on the victim?

Revenge Porn and any crime relating to having an intimate image or sex video online can cause serious emotional, psychological and physical consequences, whether you consented to them being taken at the time or not. It is a sexual violence that is motivated by an intent to shame, humiliate, control, extort and terrorize victims.  

Even if you happily posed for an image or video that you consented to at the time, you did not consent to them being posted online and shared.

Even if it is not your body, and your image has been attached to a naked body, this doesn't change anything. Revenge porn is real and it feels debilitating. 

Can I still get revenge porn help if I noticed it a while ago but was too afraid to seek help?

Yes. There isn't a time limit on when you can get help with revenge porn related issues that you may have and many of our clients have stated that they were too afraid to seek help, or thinking that they may go away or get hidden, and many did not know that they could get help, feeling that they happily submitted or agreed to the images or videos being taken at the time. 

The sooner that we can start working on your revenge porn case is better for you, though, so that we can limit the sharing of sex videos and images but do not despair if you feel that they have spread like wildfire. We can help you remove images and videos and all links. 

Can I bring a claim for compensations following revenge porn on a no-win-no-fee basis?

Yes you can. Breach of privacy and harassment through revenge porn can result in a civil claim for damages and compensations from the person who posted the revenge porn images or videos. It is often possible for us to act on a no-win-no-fee basis for revenge porn but we assess each case on its merits.  

Cohen Davis is an internet law firm dedicated to helping people that are suffering from all internet related legal issues such as sex video uploads and revenge porn and the challenges that can arise with them and it doesn't matter when it started from our perspective but we do know that it matters to you and understand how you must be feeling but rest assured, we have the tools and strategies to get started on cleaning up the internet as soon as possible, whilst we look at your case holistically. 

We want to support you with this very serious revenge porn matter, as soon as possible.

Call us today, confidentially: 0800 612 7211. Or email: helpline at cohendavis.co.uk. Use our internet lawyer contact form, if you don't feel like talking right now. We can set up a consultation and talk to you in depth about your revenge porn removals at a time that is comfortable for you.

Lindsey

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