You'd need a civil litigation attorney. Unfortunately, the cat may be out of the bag. Since he has already sent the photos around, if/when they end up on the internet may just be a matter of time and out of his control. You can still seek damages but stopping the train might be too difficult at this point.
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Sorry to hear about your situation. The nude photos intrude upon your right of privacy. Since he was your boyfriend, you will have to prove that they were taken without your consent. Also, I'm assuming you are over 18; if not, he will need a criminal defense attorney for sure. Also, if the distribution of these photos have caused you emotional distress, you certainly have a claim for Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress. If he made money off the photos, there are other claims you can make.
As for the slander, you may have a defamation claim against him depending on what he said and if you have been damaged in some way based on his statements.
As for the threats, there are both criminal and civil claims you can bring for threats, including assault (if you feared imminent harm) and Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress.
You will want to contact an attorney who practices defamation, right to privacy, and general tort law. Go to Handelonthelaw.com for a list of attorneys who practice in these areas.
Sorry to hear about your situation. Keep in mind that defamation attorneys do not work on a contingent fee, but charge an hourly fee in addition to an upfront retainer.
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You'd want to retain a lawyer. To give you a war story, my client's exboyfriend sent nude pictures of her from his home computer to her coworkers, and I recovered 200k from his homeowners policy.
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If he has a good job and a house and a bank account he can be sued and you may recover for all the causes of action already mentioned. I am 12 mile away from you. Call me for a free consultation. Best of luck.
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