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US woman pursues ex-boyfriend in landmark UK ‘revenge porn’ case (The Guardian)

US woman pursues ex-boyfriend in landmark UK ‘revenge porn’ case | UK news | The Guardian

Woman seeking damages and criminal prosecution alleging former boyfriend posted secret video of them having sex before breakup launches complex legal challenge in UK courts.

Extract: 

Speaking exclusively in a Guardian documentary on her search for justice, Chrissy Chambers, 24, claims that her ex-boyfriend recorded them having sex without her knowledge and subsequently posted the footage on an amateur porn site without her consent. The man, whom the Guardian has chosen not to name, is British and Chambers alleges he posted the footage while in England, which has led her to seek legal recourse in the UK. 

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Ann Olivarius, the lawyer representing Chambers, told the Guardian: “You have to be able to go after money damages in a civil context to be able to try to stop this problem. Money is the currency of how we achieve justice, that’s the measurement.” 

Olivarius previously made legal history fighting for women’s rights as part of the team that coined the term “date rape” and is aware of the challenges that Chambers faces in pursuing legal action.

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