Fighting Back Against Revenge Porn in New York: Civil Remedies and Lawsuits

I am a victim of Revenge Porn. Can I sue my ex-boyfriend in a New York court for intentional infliction of emotional distress for posting pictures of me engaged in oral sex online? I consented to him initially filming it, but he did not have my permission to put in on Instagram, Periscope and Tumblr. What type of lawyer do I need to hire to file a lawsuit for Revenge Porn? I am a victim of my landlord filming me in the bathroom with a cam that I never knew was there. He posted it to Pornhub. Can I sue him for violating my privacy, punitive damages or compensatory damages? My ex-girlfriend filmed me naked and in my apartment. After we broke up she threatened to put it on a website but actually sent it to my friends and employer. Can I sue in a New York court for pain and suffering? What kind of attorney will help me restore my online privacy, remove the intimate and explicit images distributed without my consent, and file a civil action against my harasser?

While the facts, evidence and circumstances will differ between cases and allegations, the simple answer to the above questions is as follows: If you are a victim of Sextortion, Cyberbullying, Online Harassment or Revenge Porn, you may not only have legal recourse in the New York Criminal Courts, Family Courts and through copyright laws by way of a DMCA Takedown, but your remedies may extend into the Civil Courts of New York State allowing for compensation as a result of your tormentor’s cowardly acts.

The best course of action to stop an online poster of Revenge Porn whether he or she uploaded/downloaded the recordings outside New York or in the State of New York depends on many factors. This is holds true in any situation where another person is trying to sextort or coerce you by way of threatening to embarrass or actually shaming you on websites, through email or elsewhere online. Regardless of whether the Revenge Porn is facilitated by sharing, posting or uploading intimate images, pictures, videos and recordings without your consent, there are steps you need to take, and conversations with your Online Harassment attorney, as early in your victimization as possible.

Fighting Back Against Revenge Porn & Sextortion: One of Your First Steps

Saving and memorializing evidence is critical to the success of failure of any Revenge Porn lawsuit in New York. Have you preserved the evidence by way of a screenshot? Did you copy the link or URL? How are you able to tie your ex, or whomever it may be, to the intimate or explicit images and to the unauthorized disclosure and posting of the same on Facebook, XboxLive, Instagram, Reddit, YouTube, etc.? If your harasser emailed images or videos to friends or colleagues, are those saved on One Drive, a Google Drive or other “cloud” based location? Once you and your attorney have preserved the evidence, and whether or not you pursue parallel criminal remedies, a civil action and law suit is always worth your consideration.

Fighting Back Against Revenge Porn & Sextortion: Lawsuits and Financial Recovery

The civil causes of action for Revenge Porn victimization by an online stalker or cyber harasser are many. For example, your attorney can seek both compensatory damages and punitive damages on your behalf. Moreover, your lawyer filing the Revenge Porn lawsuit can request injunctive or declaratory relief while seeking compensation for the intentional infliction of severe emotional distress you suffered at the hands, or keyboard, of your abuser. Lost wages? Lose your job? Suffered overwhelming trauma? You may also be able to recover, and receive payment and compensation, for these damages as well. Don’t want to spend money hiring a lawyer for a Revenge Porn lawsuit in New York? In the event you are successful in your filing, as part of the resolution, you can potentially seek attorney’s fees. Simply, shouldn’t the spineless cyberbully pay for your out-of-pocket expenses to hire a Revenge Porn attorney?

No matter how you are harassed and stalked online or abused by a former lover or friend on the internet, whether through uploading sexually explicit or naked images and pictures on porn websites or on social media, you have recourse The ability to financially punish your tormentor if you are willing to seize control, is in your hands.

Expose your victimizer as the pathetic child he or she is. Teach your tormentor about real fear as you crush him or her in the civil court system. Knock out your harasser’s proverbial teeth with a lawsuit that will make him or her disgorge money from bank accounts and wages. Exercise your rights. Stand up for yourself. Contact the Revenge Porn lawyers and former Manhattan prosecutors at Crotty Saland PC to put an end to your nightmare as your online abuser’s legal horrors just begin.

Call the New York Revenge Porn advocates, Sextortion defenders and former New York City prosecutors at (212) 312-7129 or contact us online today

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