If my ex boyfriend threatens to post nude pics of me online and threatens to send them to my employer is this harassment?

Asked over 1 year ago - Houston, TX

My ex has nude photos of me that I sent him via text messages. He lied to me about being married and when I found out I contacted his wife and exposed his infidelity. He sent me text messages threatening to post my nude photos online and threatening to send them to my employer to get back at me for telling his wife. Can I file harassment charges against him? I have all the text messages saved.

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  1. Benjamin Robert Peppard

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    Answered . I agree with my colleagues, there are a number of different possible legal theories. Not only would you have a criminal cause of action against him, but also a civil case against him as well. I suggest you contact an attorney in your area immediately.

  2. Andrew Mark Jaffe

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    Answered . It is not only harassment, it verges on blackmail. If your Ex is seeking some quid pro quo from you it is blackmail and you should call the police.

    Be aware the police will only wish to become involved if he is seeking something in return for not posting the pix. Otherwise, they will tell you it is a civil matter.

    As to the civil matter, a harassment suit will cost you over $20K in legal fees, and you will be hit with counter claims costing you another $20K in legal fees.

    My best counsel is to ignore the bully, lie low and let this all blow over.

    This post is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice specific to... more
  3. David James Manley

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    Answered . You should speak to an attorney. If you do not have an attorney, I would be happy to speak with you.

  4. Andrew John Contiguglia

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    Answered . Much has been posted about this subject. http://www.avvo.com/legal-answers/someone-hacke...

    Contiguglia / Fazzone, P.C. / Standing up for you, when others sit down! / www.contifazz.com / Just because I... more
  5. Simon Byron Brody

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    Answered . There are a number of possible legal theories, depending on the law of your jurisdiction: if you took the pictures, you would be copyright holder, there are privacy rules. None of these might matter if you gave permission to use them (which you kind of did by sending them to him).

    Depending on the source of law, outcomes may vary. The only for sure thing I can tell you comes from this steadfast rule of life: nude photos you text will end up on the internet.

    This answer does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please contact a lawyer qualified in your... more

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