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The YouTube star who fought back against revenge porn – and won (The Guardian)

The YouTube star who fought back against revenge porn – and won

The long read: Four years after her ex posted explicit videos filmed without her consent, Chrissy Chambers talks about the gruelling legal battle that nearly destroyed her.

Extract: 

Then, in April 2017, just as Chambers’ ex was about to submit his plea in writing to the court, Olivarius got an unexpected call from his legal team: he had finally agreed to settle. Chambers’ four-year legal battle was over. As well as damages, Chambers has won copyright of the videos so she can pursue any websites that host them, the right to have all his devices inspected to ensure there is no trace of the videos on them, and an apology from him. 

Having broken new legal ground once again, Olivarius is delighted. She told me Chambers’ victory would set a landmark precedent for other revenge-porn victims to follow, paving the way for other victims of revenge porn to sue for damages. With both a civil and a criminal path to justice, it has become less likely that those who post revenge porn will get away with it. “Chrissy is to be admired as an example of how fighting back works.” 

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