Resources for victims of revenge porn

What is revenge porn?

Revenge pornography is the distribution of intimate images without the consent of the person depicted. Sometimes it’s done by angry ex-partners, other times for blackmail or to make money, or sometimes the motive is unclear. It’s also better called “non-consensual pornography” or “image-based sexual abuse.” The internet has made distribution very easy. 

Let’s be clear,

NO ONE SHOULD SUFFER FROM REVENGE PORN OR ONLINE ABUSE

If you’re being victimized by non-consensual pornography, sextortion or other online abuse, you may feel the perpetrator has taken over your life and you’re helpless.  
That’s not true.  
You CAN take action. You CAN fight back. 

McAllister Olivarius is committed to empowering victims of image-based abuse, using the tools the law provides.  
Below we provide a number of resources to help you learn more about revenge porn and what you can do to fight back – be that through tightening up your privacy settings, issuing a takedown request to a site, or gathering evidence (which you should always do!) to pursue criminal and/or civil claims.  

LEGAL HELP WHEN YOU NEED IT

For those who want specific legal advice, we can schedule a fixed rate consultation. If the law provides a remedy and you want to go forward, our team will pursue all aspects of civil litigation, including investigation, cease and desist letters, private settlements, lawsuits and trial.  

Our team can operate in the UK and various US states. We are familiar with the concerns victims commonly face, including those in the LGBTQ+ community and people who have been victimized across international borders. 

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Title IX case against UCLA, client confidential

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Sandeep Mander, Mander v. Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead

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Dr Celeste Kidd, Aslin et al v. University of Rochester et al

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AOA client, confidential

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Dr Holly Atkinson, Atkinson et al v. Mount Sinai Health System, Inc. et al

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Disability Rights client, confidential

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Unfair Dismissal client, confidential