Skip to comments.Texas Women Sue X-Rated Revenge Website
Posted on 01/24/2013 11:06:04 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
FORT WORTH (CBS 11 NEWS) Sexy pictures, taken for private purposes, are finding their way online.
The website, described as a revenge porn site, is posting explicit photos submitted by men seeking revenge on their ex-girlfriends.
But a group of Texas women may get the last laugh, after filing a lawsuit against the site.
Hollie Toups, 32, says she stopped breathing for awhile when she found semi-nude pictures of herself on the site. Toups went from being a modest teachers aide in Beaumont to an unintended porn star, after an ex-boyfriend posted explicit photos along with personal information.
I was at a store one day and somebody was like hey youre the girl from that website, says Toups.
Toups and 25 other women are suing the website and its owner, who has a fictitious address in Richardson.
I am very confident I will find that person, says John S. Morgan, plaintiffs attorney. It really touched my heart the amount of emotional devastation every one of these women have suffered.
The lawsuit comes after the women say the website refused to remove the photos unless they paid a fee.
I thought that was outrageous that they had to gall to ask me to do that, says Toups.
Its not hard to track down unsuspecting women who had nude and sexually explicit photos through Facebook and other social media.
CBS 11 News found dozens of women in North Texas on the site, and one who says her father alerted her she was a revenge porn victim.
It was humiliating I didnt want to go anywhere I started questioning peoples politeness was it genuine how are you doing or was it in the back of your mind I saw you on that site, says Toups.
The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.
Local attorney Victor Johnson says the lawsuit could be difficult to pursue if websites operator can prove its a bulletin board and that they have no control over the content.
Life must be tough if you're stupid enough to post nekkid pictures of yourself and then complain when others post those same pics.
I would have to see the pictures to determine if it’s porn or not.... : )
Let’s see.... Time to photo shop some pics of Hillary Clinton with Helen Thomas! I will leave this one to the imagination!!!!
I think you’re misreading a very poorly written sentence from the article.
The women didn’t post anything. They posed for sexy pictures for their boyfriends, then after the relationships ended, the boyfriends got revenge by posting the pictures.
If the owner was going to charge a fee to have the pictures removed, then it could be argued that the site was not a bulletin board since the owner had control of the content and could remove the photos!
Tsk, tsk. It’s hard to feel sorry for these women, being so unsavvy about modern technology AND romantically inept. I’m not getting preachy about pre-marital sex, nor am I oblivious to it, but these women need to realize that nude photos shared with a man who is not their husband requires a lot of trust...probably more trust than that person has earned.
“Local attorney Victor Johnson says the lawsuit could be difficult to pursue if websites operator can prove its a bulletin board and that they have no control over the content.”
For a lawyer, ANY lawyer to make that statement instead of pursuing a law suit on behalf of these women tells me there is no legal action that can be taken.
“...went from being a modest teachers aide in Beaumont to an unintended porn star...”
Don’t. Take. Pics.
Your body is eyes only. Nobody takes pictures unless you want to be a porn star. Not your boyfriend, not your girlfriend, not the love of your life, not your husband.
You would think people would have learned by now NOT to pose for "sexy" pictures that involved any degree of nudity.
Still, there is also an added problem that even some women that didn't intentionally pose for pictures ended up having some taken of them when they were unaware that a bf was snapping photos or recording. It's sleazy, but it does happen.
If the owner is using a fake address for his site’s registration, his registrar can take down his site. That’s a major ICANN no-no.
There is evidence in the fact they can charge fees to remove material that, on the surface, indicates they are a managing website operator.
I once worked with a young woman whose husband had gone overseas to do contract work, and he asked if she'd send him some "glamour shots." She granted his request and then was mortified when she found out that he had shared them with the guys. I guess the trust issue wasn't insurmountable as she went on to have a couple of kids with him, but to say she was angry at the time would be an understatement.
Is semi-nude kinda like semi-pregnant?
Some of them might discourage male excitation...But the lady still doesn't want her nude pix out
Imagine this narration as read by David Attenborough.
“In the human species, the female attracts interested males by putting on a colorful display. In fact, she is compelled to do so, with some females adopting an almost comically gaudy appearance. Others go in the opposite direction, by shedding clothing as if they intend to mate just then.
“For their part, the inclination of the male humans is to gaze at the females much like hungry lions gaze at gazelles.
“It does not even matter to the males if the female is alive and standing in front of them, or is just a depiction of a female. They, likewise, cannot control their compunctions.
“But this gives females a unique opportunity to shed their garments exclusively for still or video photography. An activity that far too many females realize afterwards, was a demonstrably bad idea.”
You are correct - stupid enough to take such photos for “boyfriends”.
That stuff is suppose to stay private - and for your HUSBAND. But since the morality of human beings is as fallen and corrupt as it has become - nobody keeps anything special and in the right place.
Sorry - I have NO sympathy. Decisions have consequences.