Chicago Cyberharassment Attorneys
Revenge pornography is the term given to the posting of nude or illicit pictures or videos without the subject's consent. Posing for nude photographs or videos has become more common with the rise of cellphones equipped with cameras or camcorders. In some cases of revenge porn, the victim is not even aware that the images are being captured. Whether the pictures were taken knowingly or secretly, the person posting them is doing so without permission. Victims of revenge porn often feel humiliated, violated and angry. Many states are passing laws specifically addressing this form of harassment. In Illinois, the legal rights of the victim may be asserted in other ways.
At Klest Injury Law Firm, our skilled trial lawyers have extensive experience in cases involving sexual abuse, harassment, cyberbullying and intentional infliction of emotional distress. If you have been the victim of revenge porn, please call us at 866-264-7639 or contact us online. We can discuss your case and find out how we can help you.
The Importance Of Speaking Up
People who post revenge porn may be doing so for money or simply to humiliate their victims. Revenge porn can be the result of a relationship gone wrong. Posting nude photos is a way to inflict pain on someone who broke off a relationship. After the images are posted, they may spread to multiple sites. The pain and embarrassment of trying to get those pictures removed from unsavory websites can be overwhelming.
Speaking up is the best way to take control of a bad situation. A person who is capable of posting revenge porn of you might not think you will fight back. He or she is counting on you to stay quiet out of a sense of shame. Fortunately, it is possible for victims to use an alias such as Jane or John Doe instead of their real name when filing a lawsuit. Perpetrators either don't care about the pain they are putting you through or they enjoy it. Either way, it is in your best interests to learn about your options for holding these people accountable.
Contact A Skilled Chicago Trial Attorney
Our firm is devoted to helping people who have been harmed by negligent or intentional conduct. If you are a victim of revenge porn posting or other forms of cyberharassment, contact us online or call toll free at 866-264-7639. We offer a free initial consultation.