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    revenge porn

    'I'm tired of hiding': Revenge-porn victim speaks out over her abuse after she claims ex posted explicit photos of her online


    Holly Jacobs, 29, who legally changed her name from Holli Thometz following years of online abuse, is finally speaking out over her ordeal. She alleges her ex-boyfriend posted intimate pictures of her on the web.


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    Once a victim of an online tormentor, Holly Jacobs is now speaking out over her ordeal, saying she is "tired of hiding."

    The 29-year-old Florida PhD student was horrified to see nude images of her popping up on the internet following a breakup with her ex, Ryan Seay.

    After years of shame and struggle, the Miami-Dade resident has spoken out about her ordeal to the New York Observer's BetaBeat blog, saying that she has dropped her first tainted identity and is moving on with her life.

    Jacobs, whose birth name was Holli Thometz, began dating Seay in 2006. During their relationship, she sent him intimate photos and videos.

    "We shared photos to keep the intimacy alive," she told the Miami New Times. "I completely trusted him with this material."

    She alleges that after their breakup some years later, Seay violently betrayed her trust by distributing nude photos and video of her around the web - without her consent.

    The practice, known as "revenge porn," has become hugely problematic in the past few years, as legislation to protect victims for the most part does not exist.

    Only one state New Jersey has a revenge porn law. The ruling was passed following the bullying and subsequent suicide of Rutgers student Tyler Clemente, who jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge after his roommate posted inappropriate video of him and another man.

    The images of Jacobs went viral, and every attempt to remove them proved futile, as dozens of sites would pick up a photo or video just after she had scrubbed another site clean.

    "I worked like a dog trying to get all of (the pictures) down," she told the blog.

    Jacobs says that a particular video was uploaded with the title "Masturbation 201 by Professor Holli Thometz" to cast a wider net of potential viewers Jacobs had been a teaching assistant at a Florida university at the time, and the X-rated clip might pop up when a student searched for her name.

    After a friend alerted her around 2009 that her Facebook page had been compromised, Jacobs felt betrayed. She told BetaBeat that the only person with access to her Facebook password was Seay, and the only person to whom she sent intimate photographs.

    Realizing that there would be no relief until her name was not tied to the explicit images and video, Jacobs legally changed her name.

    She also filed a lawsuit last month against her ex the first person in Florida to do so alleging that he distributed revenge pornography, resulting in her invasion of privacy.

    Jacobs has also created a site, endrevengeporn.com, where she encourages victims to speak out and help change legislation on the crime.

    She wrote in a letter to legislators that the issue that she has been campaigning because there are no laws in Florida to protect those subjected to the crime.

    "On behalf of all revenge-porn victims," she writes, "I beg you, please give consideration to this issue and the bills that look to criminalize this act.

    "Revenge porn is a worldwide issue and everyone is looking to Florida to do the right thing."

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...icle-1.1334147
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    iff a person woo iss natt under duress send naked pitchas and intimate videehos aff demselves and da person woo dem send itt to share da images ann videos widd addar peeps aftah dem break upp mii doan see a ting wrang widd dat sleazee behavior. simple solution iss natt fe send naked pitchas ann intimate videhoes

    so wat oonnoo tink shood deer be laws to prevent people fram sharinn pitchas ann videos dat peeps voluntarilee send to annadda parson?
    I have no desire to take all black people back to Africa; there are blacks who are no good here and will likewise be no good there.
    Marcus Garvey

    satire protected speech soo more fiyah

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