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28.07.18

The Sun pays damages to estate of revenge porn victim

News Group Newspapers Ltd (‘NGN’), the publishers of The Sun newspaper, have paid a five-figure sum in damages to the estate of a victim of revenge porn. Susanne Hinte had 15 minutes of fame in 2016 following Camelot’s rejection of her £33m jackpot claim on the basis that she submitted a heavily damaged ticket, which…

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16.07.18

Sentencing Guidelines introduced for ‘revenge porn’ and other intimidatory offences

The Sentencing Council has published definitive guidelines for intimidatory offences covering harassment, stalking, disclosing private sexual images (‘revenge porn’), controlling or coercive behaviour and threats to kill. Until the publication of these guidelines limited assistance was available for the sentencing court.  This is the first time any guidance has been given for stalking, revenge porn…

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19.01.18

Vlogger Chrissy Chambers secures damages in revenge porn settlement

In a widely-reported settlement, the American vlogger Chrissy Chambers has recovered damages from her former British boyfriend – anonymised in the High Court proceedings as “DCR”. Background In 2013 Ms Chambers became aware through a friend that she featured in a pornographic video online.  Ms Chambers had no recollection of the video having been filmed…

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11.06.17

Revenge porn on Facebook

Last month, The Guardian disclosed that Facebook had to assess nearly 54,000 potential cases of revenge porn and “sextortion” on the site in a single month. Facebook defines revenge porn as attempts to use intimate imagery to shame, humiliate or gain revenge against an individual.  The significant number of cases reported to Facebook is no…

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11.04.17

New sentencing guidelines for ‘intimidatory offences’: Sentencing is one small piece of the jigsaw.

On 30 March 2017 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (SGC) launched a 13-week consultation on the punishments for several different offences arising from legislation spanning 150 years. It includes all of the following offences:- Disclosing private images (‘revenge porn’) contrary to section 33 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 Controlling and Coercive Behaviour contrary…

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21.02.17

Max Campbell interviewed by Russia 24 about online harassment trends

Brett Wilson LLP Solicitor Max Campbell has been interviewed by Russia 24’s International Review programme. Mr Campbell was asked about recent trends including the law relating to ‘revenge porn’ (disclosing intimate images without consent).

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25.11.16

Iain Wilson discusses combating 'sextortion' on television and radio

Brett Wilson LLP partner Iain Wilson took part in TV and radio interviews for BBC Points West and BBC Wiltshire on 23 November 2016 to offer an expert’s view on the latest sextortion racket. The radio interview can be found here (1 hr 38 min).

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7.09.16

Staggering rise in prosecutions for sexual and domestic violence offences

There are a number of catchy headline statistics to be taken from the recently published Crown Prosecution Service “Violence Against Women and Girls Crime Report 2015-2016”. Prosecutions for the new offence of disseminating revenge porn now exceed 200 and there have been five successful prosecutions for the new offence of using controlling and coercive behaviour….

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19.05.16

Claims for revenge porn: Iain Wilson interviewed by The Mirror

An interview with Brett Wilson LLP partner Iain Wilson features in today’s Mirror. A copy of the article can be found here.   Click here to find out how we can help you if you have been a victim of revenge porn.

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27.04.16

Iain Wilson on BBC Three Counties Radio discussing revenge porn a year after its criminalisation

Brett Wilson LLP partner Iain Wilson has been interviewed by Justin Dealey on BBC Three Counties Breakfast Show.  Mr Wilson was asked to take part in the show to provide an expert’s view on the impact of ‘revenge porn’ legislation, one year after it came into force. The interview can be found at the BBC website (2hrs 8mins):- http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/p03qplv4# The BBC has…

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