I broke up with my ex a short while ago. The relationship became toxic and destructive, and I just couldn't take it anymore. That was a week ago. Today, she emails me a link to a pornhub page. My heart sank. I click it, and it's a video of us having sex. I'm completely blown away by this kind of betrayal. She's really trying to ruin me. She posted this video without my consent, and now it's up there, and public. I'm terrified, because this has actual huge effects on my career and my life. What can I do to get it taken down, or take legal action?
You could have a lawyer send a cease and desist letter, press charges using revenge porn laws, and appeal directly to the websites to remove the content. Talk to an Internet lawyer to explore all your options.
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Most websites have terms of service that allow for people featured in videos to ask that they be taken down. Your first step should be to contact the website and ask that they take it down because you didn't give permission to share it. If you suffer negative consequences for your career, you can sue her for those damages.
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