Revenge Porn: What Can You Do If You’re A Victim?

“Revenge porn” refers to the malicious distribution of sexually explicit content without the consent of the individual involved. Usually, the culprit is an ex-partner who intends to hurt or humiliate the “star” of the recorded sex act.

Google’s recent decision to remove content at the request of victims of revenge porn is a huge win for victims’ rights. Governments are also reacting to the growing problem of revenge porn. The offence of revenge porn usually involves the following aspects:

  • an existing or previous relationship;
  • an intent to cause harm;
  • the unauthorised public release of intimate images; and
  • the act is facilitated by technology.

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