Revenge Porn Litigation

The term “revenge porn” refers to nonconsensual dissemination of nude images. In Virginia, this is a crime. This can also be the basis for civil litigation involving money damages to the Plaintiff. If you have been the victim of revenge porn, you should call me for a free consultation. I am a Virginia revenge porn attorney (434) 660-9701.

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Revenge Porn Attorney

Revenge Porn Attorney

Virginia Law:

18.2-386.2. Unlawful dissemination or sale of images of another; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor to distribute a nude photo of a person without their consent.[1] Interestingly enough, this does not have to be an actual image of the intended individual, it can be a likeness or have distinguishing characteristics. In other words, “deep fakes” are also illegal.

Often, this crime is committed in relationship disputes or, break ups. Where one person is angry with another and, in an effort to express their distain commits a crime. This can amount to extreme conduct and embarssment on behalf of the party that has their photo shared without consent. It must be emphasized that just because a consensual photo was taken, it does not mean disemination on the internet or to other groups is consensual. These types of cases can amount to substantial damages as part of jury award.

In Virginia, if the person that committed this crime is a person of means or has a net worth, you could be entitled to personal injury compensation. A New York Jury awarded a Plaintiff as much as $1.2 BILLION for this conduct.[2]

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Revenge porn Lawyer

Cases:

Cases involving revenge porn since the passage of the revenge porn law, have been charged in Virgina. One Virginia women was charged with a crime when she stole photos of her boyfriends new lover off his phone and posted them to Facebook.[3] There was one case out of Illinois where the scorned ex-fiancée spread nude images of her former lovers new girlfriend to his family. The court held the women that spread the images guilty as charged.[4] There was also a case involving the musician and actor known as 50 cent sued former reality TV star over a revenge porn tort. This equated into a $50,000.00 judgement in favor of 50 Cent. In another case, there was a wife and a paramour involved. wherein the "Plaintiff was awarded $1,510,000.00 in compensatory damages and $500,000.00 in punitive damages."
Clark v. Clark, 280 N.C. App. 384, 391, 867 S.E.2d 743, 750 (2021)

In all of those examples, a civil judgment can likely been obtained or was awarded. One of the key indicators that an attorney uses to evaluate whether to pursue litigation for an injured party is where the compensation will come from. For example, in car accident cases compensation comes from the at-fault party's auto insurance. Business's typically have general liability insurance coverage also. Or, if a tortfeasor in a revenge porn case has substantial assets. These kinds of cases can become complicated to pursue and even if you do not call me, you should still contact a Virginia Revenge Porn Attorney.

Virginia Porn Attorney

Virginia Porn Attorney

Statute of Limitations

It is important to note that this conduct does have a statute of limitations of one year in Virginia.[5] In other words, there is a time limit to charge a person with a crime and/or pursue a money damages compensation case against a perpetrator.

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[1] Title 18.2. Crimes and Offenses Generally,https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title18.2/chapter8/section18.2-386.2/

[2]  Holpuch, Woman Is Awarded $1.2 Billion in 'Revenge Porn' Lawsuit, https://www.nytimes.com/2023/08/15/us/houston-texas-revenge-porn.html

[3] Alter, Revenge Porn: Virginia Woman Charged Under New Law, https://time.com/3524543/revenge-porn-virginia/

[4]People v. Austin, 2019 IL 123910, ¶ 1, 440 Ill. Dec. 669, 678, 155 N.E.3d 439, 448

[5] Revenge porn case dismissed after statute of limitations passed ... , https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/local/virginia/victim-shares-story-after-revenge-porn-case-was-dismissed-in-loudoun-county/65-80911677-5543-4dab-94d0-e810fc050f13

Virginia Revenge Porn Attorney

Chris White Lawyer, LLC. is a Lynchburg, Virginia Law Firm. Available for consultations in person, via Facetime, Skype, Zoom or phone (434) 660-9701. Please also check out my practice areas in Criminal Defense Attorney and Car Accidents. At my Law Firm we focus on the best result for the client. To stay connected I have a YoutubeInstagramFacebookTwitterLinkedIn, Tumblr,  Blogger,  RedditYelp, Avvo and Justia.

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