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YouTube Star Makes History By Suing Ex-Boyfriend Who Posted Revenge Porn

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A YouTube star is making history by filing both civil and criminal charges against an ex-partner who posted revenge porn without her knowledge. She claims that the videos that were posted have monetarily impacted her sponsorship opportunities and lost her subscribers.

California native Chrissy Chambers says her London-based ex-boyfriend took a video of them having sex without her knowledge when she was drunk. A year after they broke up, he posted the video on a few porn sites. The video has now been up for two years and has circulated around 35 different websites. Chambers, whose channel boasts 435,000 subscribers and 85 million video views, did not know that the video even existed until viewers began posting on her YouTube channel.

"We had these 14-year-old girls that we’ve been trying to inspire writing [to] us and saying 'I had so much respect for you and now you’re a porn star. How could I respect you?'" Chambers said. 

The U.K. has a law against posting revenge porn, which went into effect in April. While it was too late for Chambers to go after her ex on those grounds, she is filing civil charges based on monetary loss and is waiting to see if the criminal charges she filed will go through.

Chambers hopes that her actions will inspire other victims to confront those who intend to humiliate and control them by posting revenge porn. 

"When I first saw the videos I felt I'd been stripped of my dignity. It was like I'd been hit in the chest and couldn't catch my breath," Chambers said, adding that she hasn't spoken publicly about her actions until now because of the police investigation. "Two years later the investigation is still ongoing and I've decided to finally speak out. Two years is a long time not to be able to speak up for yourself."

 

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