Fighting Back Against Revenge Porn in New York: Online Removal

No matter the strategy you implement to protect yourself from Revenge Porn in New York or anywhere it occurs, it is likely your number one priority that the offending images – nonconsensual, sexual, explicit and intimate pictures, videos and recordings – are removed from Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, Pornhub, Reddit, Google, YouTube, and anywhere they may reside. Whether there are one or two images of nonconsensual pornography that the distributor or poster can easily remove or you need to take a “deeper dive” into scrubbing the internet of these pictures or videos, there are means to do so through reporting the Revenge Porn to the social media platform, filing a DMCA Takedown Notice, and many more steps that your Revenge Porn removal attorney can take to end your Cyber Stalking and Online Harassment nightmare.

Criminal lawyers experienced in protecting your online privacy by pursuing justice on your behalf against those who post and share Revenge Porn and distribute images of a sexual or explicit nature without your consent have many available options. This means that you, the victim, have the same remedies. For example, Revenge Porn attorneys, within reason, can take the same steps as law enforcement to “catch” your ex-boyfriend or girlfriend and confront him or her as to the illegality of their conduct, the legal and financial consequences of their behavior, and even the criminality of their actions. If necessary, and as the Revenge Porn lawyers at Crotty Saland PC routinely do, lawyers can work with investigators and former detectives to assist in making “controlled calls,” forensically examining computer hardware and data, and take other actions to lock your violator into his or her wrongdoing. Simply, the right Revenge Porn defense team can fortify your case by taking steps you will be unable to pursue on your own

Armed with the available evidence, you, as a victim of Online Harassment and Cyber Stalking, can determine whether you shut down your tormentor through a cease and desist letter, a Family Court Order of Protection, civil lawsuit, or an arrest and prosecution after evidence of your victimization is shared directly with the District Attorney. In fact, you can pursue one, a few or all of these remedies.

Fighting Back Against Revenge Porn & Sextortion: Preserving the Evidence

While your initial instinct may be to confront your victimizer should you know him or her and demand that he or she remove naked or explicit pictures and videos online, you must not ignore a critical first step. That is, preserve the offending nonconsensual intimate, naked, or explicit sexual image, aka, the Revenge Porn. You may be unable to secure all of the evidence, especially where the person on the other end is trying to be anonymous, but a screenshot, as well as the URL link, can preserve more than a mere picture. Armed with this evidence, experienced Revenge Porn advocates can tie posts back to perpetrators for a later prosecution or law suits, but can also use the evidence for the removal of the hurtful imagery. Failure to save the picture or video now, or giving your attorneys the opportunity to do the same, may leave you vulnerable if and when the recording is moved or posted elsewhere after confronting your online harasser and cyber tormentor.

Fighting Back Against Revenge Porn & Sextortion: Reporting to Social Media Platforms

From Facebook, Tumblr and Snapchat to Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest, the number of social media platforms and users on each of these online hosts expands each day. Simply, exposure on these or other online platforms -Reddit, Twitter, Xboxlive – can morph what started as a single post of a nonconsensual intimate image into a viral recording that spreads to the far reaches of the internet. With the assistance of your lawyers and team dedicated to protecting you from Revenge Porn, your can reach out to the business or company maintaining the site where the image or video resides. Because most reputable online hosts, social media platforms, search engines, and companies have some form of nonconsensual porn or Revenge Porn policy, you can enforce your rights by demanding the removal of the pictures. In fact, while it may come as a surprise to you, the Revenge Porn in question is likely copyright protected with you – the unwilling participant in its sharing – as the rightful owner. Do not overlook this fact with your Revenge Porn Takedown lawyer.

Fighting Back Against Revenge Porn & Sextortion: Revenge Porn Lawyers Can Help

Even though Google, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Reddit, Bing, Yahoo, Apple and Safari all have policies in place to limit or prevent the posting and sharing of Revenge Porn and other sexually explicit and intimate nonconsensual imagery, the sad reality is that you alone, as the victim, may not have the ability to stop your abuser from continuing his or her attacks. Like a demoralizing game of “whack-a-mole,” even if you remove images from one website, there is no telling where you will be victimized next. Simply, to put yourself in the best position to remove explicit images and non-consensual recording from search engines and social platforms, you need a legal team to spearhead your cause.

Despite your anxiety, humiliation and fear, if you retain the right attorney to identify where the images are posted and recordings shared, link a particular person to the nonconsensual distribution, and ascertain the best approach to removing the images from the internet, you can protect yourself now and in the future. By taking control away from your abuser you can even hold him or her accountable in a criminal and civil court. Whatever the strategy to end your harassment by Revenge Porn or Sextortion, paralysis by fear or shame is not an option.

The criminal lawyers, victim advocates and former Manhattan prosecutors at Crotty Saland PC have the experience, skill and knowledge to end your Online Stalking and Cyber Harassment at the hands of a pathetic, jilted, loser of an ex. You can grab the closure you need but it is up to you to take the first step forward.

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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