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.
...one who says her father alerted her she was a revenge porn victim.
This one gave me a chuckle. Gee, I wonder how he found out. ;-)
This happened to Susanne Sommers regarding an old boyfriend and a playboy spread.
I don’t believe she had recourse, but she may have signed something so I dunno...
Like it or not once you send an image to someone there is always a risk that the photo can go online. Online images never die, sexting is so stupid I don’t know y people do it.
Ladies, if you don’t want naked pictures of yourself on the Internet, don’t voluntarily take naked pictures of yourself.
Nude pictures taken without a persons knowledge should be treated as a felony. Of course, that will put half the government in jail.
I’m sure it doesn’t apply today, but there was an old rule, “If you EVER plan on going into politics, never allow yourself to be photographed with a drink in your hand.
Would that happen to be the famous “Right On” photo? Google it, but NSFW.
This is funny... The lawsuit lists the site... texxxan.com
Most of the pics are taken by the women themselves using their cell phone camera and a mirror! Too funny as the lawsuit has increased the publicity of the site which is now crashing due to so many visits!
Add Janet Reno,
Voilà, un ménage de trois Gorgones terrible!
My eyes, my eyes!
They should sue for insult.
There is no limit for the amount that can be sued for in an insult case.
They should also name the “boyfriend” as the target.
If these women win this lawsuit, FreeRepublic and other online forums will be targeted and probably be lawfared into closing down in the near future using this ruling.
So all you stupid fools should consider the hypocricy in cheering for these women.
True. There is a thread around here somewheres from a few years ago where some fool in Europe phoned for a whore.
When said whore showed up - - it was his dear little daughter.
One of the guys from the office told me. ;)
Kind of reminds me of that scene from the second "Lethal Weapon" movie - the one where the man invites all his friends to see his daughter in her televised commercial. :-O
Toups proved already willing to be a porn star, when she provided the photos to an audience of one (her then-boyfriend). That doesn't excuse what the now-ex has done with the photos, but it shows that she wasn't always the "modest teacher's aide" that she now claims to be.
HA! good enough for the nfl.
“one who says her father alerted her she was a revenge porn victim. “
What is dad doing looking at porn?
I went on the website to review the pictures. SOMEBODY had to do the research.
If this woman took the pictures and sent them to her boyfriend then she would have a copyright complaint given she never gave permission to use the pictures elsewhere. She didn’t. Her boyfriend apparently too a lot of pictures of her. I may be wrong, but I don’t think she has a valid cause of action.
If I ever saw something like that....with those two in particular....I would, with great haste, rip out my eyes and pour bleach into the sockets. Then blow my brains out so I'd never have to remember that I ever saw such an abomination.
Possibly it was somebody who knew the family, and was more comfortable telling the dad.
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