Is it Illegal to Post Nude Pictures of Your Ex Online?

May 30, 2016 by

Is it Illegal to Post Nude Pictures of Your Ex Online?

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lingerie revenge pornWhether you were wronged in a relationship, or it ended before you felt it ought to, you should never consider posting nude pictures of videos of your ex on the Internet. The risks are simply too great to warrant this kind of petty revenge. If you’re reading this article, there is obviously a part of you that doesn’t want to go through with what you’re about to do. If you’re a victim, reading this article to see what kind of legal recourse you might have, then you’re in luck.

Legalities of Revenge Porn

This type of crime is becoming easier to prosecute, but it’s still not easy. Victims have to prove that the posting of pictures of video online was meant to harm them, and that it was part of a pattern of behavior aimed at destroying their reputation. This is not an easy concept to prove in the court of law, but it’s certainly possible.

If you’re found guilty of one of these crimes, punishment can vary. In California, a judge can order you to serve up to 6 months in prison, and pay a fine of up to $1,000. In New Jersey, fines can reach as high as $30,000. If the victim happens to be under the age of 18 when the photo was taken, the penalties can be even greater if the prosecution decides to pursue child pornography charges against you as the perpetrator.

The victim will nearly always seek legal counsel, as they should. In that case, you may be tied up in a costly civil suit that can run you bankrupt.

The risks associated with this type of revenge are immense, and only growing harsher as time passes. Currently, there are 28 states in the US that take a firm stance against this type of crime with an actual law on the books related to revenge porn.

Final Thoughts

Before you go through with something like this, consider how long the effects might be for the victim. Time heals your wounds, but the harassment likely to follow the subject of your photo or video can last for the rest  of his or her life. Non-consensual pornography can cost people employment opportunities and ruin current and future relationships.

Not only that, as the perpetrator you could be facing other forms of legal recourse. The victim may opt to take out a restraining order on you, for instance, which is public record. The victim might also turn the tables on you and out you publicly on a similar website, which puts you in a tricky predicament.

The bottom line? We won’t judge you for whatever action you take but it’s not something you should do in the heat of the moment. Passion passes, but these legal consequences have far-reaching effects for everyone involved.

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