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Revenge porn victim Bindu Pariyar is awarded $7.25million

Revenge porn victim Bindu Pariyar wins lawsuit

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‘Revenge porn’ victim is awarded $7.25million after ex-husband posts thousands of pornographic photos and video of her online

  • Bindu Pariyar, 27, sued her ex-husband, Tom Randell Sewell, in 2014
  • She claimed he put up thousands of nude photos and video of her all over the Web, saying she was a prostitute
  • A judge found in her favor and awarded her millions, but Pariyar expects she will never see the money

A Nepalese woman has won a $7.25million judgement against her ex-husband, who plastered the Internet with ‘porn videos’ and sexual photographs of her.

Bindu Pariyar, 27, of Dallas, Texas, has dozens of Facebook pages and thousands of web pages of her in pornographic poses, in skimpy attire, and even having sex with men, reports the .

Pariyar claimed her ex, Tom Randell Sewell, began posting the ‘revenge porn’ after she separated from him in 2012.

She also says all of the images and videos were coerced, and she was forced to pose for photos or have sex with men under threats of violence, deportation, or exposure to her family back in Nepal.

Pariyar says she originally came to the States to study nursing and help support her poverty-stricken family.

A marriage proposal from a much-older man who had already married and divorced two of her relatives proved a tempting way to get to America – but one she also says was her unraveling.

She says as soon as she got to her new husband’s home in Montana, Sewell, 58, confiscated her passport and used various manipulation tactics, including not allowing her to drive and plying her with drugs, to get her to pose for sexualized photos, work at a strip club, and have sex with men for money.

When they separated in 2012, Sewell began an online campaign of continual harassment, creating dozens of fake Facebook pages with Pariyar in provocative poses with updates supposedly from her saying things like ‘Come & F**ke [sic] me!!!’ and ‘Come amd tast [sic] me!!!’

She also appears in dozens of mini-[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="267"] that Pariyar says she was forced into making.

Trying to get all of the images removed from Facebook and the Internet has proven to be a fruitless endeavor.

‘Doesn’t matter how many you report, I’ll just make another, and another, until you’re so famous you can’t leave your apartment without muslim clothes covering your head,’ Sewell reportedly wrote to her in a Facebook message.

Pariyar says that strangers will approach her on the street, saying ‘I saw your video. How much do you charge?’

Sewell also reportedly posted comments about his ex-wife on various websites, including her nursing school, calling her a ‘stripper/hooker/porn star.’

Last year, Pariyar filed a lawsuit against her ex demanding that all pornographic images be taken down and asking for financial damages.

The $7.25million a judge awarded her is unlikely to ever be paid out, she believes.

Meanwhile, Sewell counter-sued her, claiming Pariyar was a ‘manipulative and conniving prostitute and stripper who used Sewell in an attempt to gain U.S. citizenship.’

Today, Pariyar’s Facebook page says she works as an administrative assistant and waitress. She also wears mostly traditional Nepalese clothing and is engaged.

‘I just want to live a normal life,’ she told the Dallas News. ‘I don’t want to be judged.’

She says she doesn’t ever expect to see the millions she’s been awarded in court, but felt it was important to fight back against Sewell, to show other victims of sexual abuse that they could fight back too.

‘I want to show that I’m brave,’ she said.

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Pictures: Cazine McCarthy, revenge porn victim: ‘How my ex humiliated me.’

Cazine McCarthy Lloyd Nathan

Cazine McCarthy and her former boyfriend Lloyd Nathan. How laws protecting victims of revenge porn have yet to have caught up…

UK woman Cazine McCarthy of Haverfordwest, Wales has bravely come to the fore to explain how she came to be a victim of revenge porn after her boyfriend, Nathan Lloyd, 22 took umbrage with her after she put a close to their relationship.

Taking intimate images and video she had once she shared with her former boyfriend, Nathan posted the lot on instagram after breaking into his ex’s account and changing passwords, in essence locking her out.

Since the incident which would eventually land Lloyd in some serious hot water, the 22 year old single mother of one has spoken out in the hopes of warning other women about the dangers of sending explicit photographs in what she described as a ‘moment of madness.’

Told Cazine McCarthy via the UK’s dailymail: ‘I sent a video and image of myself to Nathan because he was working away and kept asking.

‘I was unsure at first but he reassured me. He said I could trust him and that he would never show anyone else.

‘Looking back it was stupid and I’d never do it again.

‘Women have to protect themselves. Not knowing where my picture has been shared is so frightening.’

Cazine McCarthy

Incredulously images and video of McCarthy were only removed from Instagram after the woman’s friends reported it hundreds of times.

Added Cazine: ‘I’ve lost total control.

‘Looking back I wouldn’t have sent him the photo or the video but I can’t change what happened.

‘What I can do is discourage other young women from making the same mistake.

‘Even if you think you love and trust someone you don’t know how they will react when you break up.’

During their relationship her ex had taken note of her passwords for her social networking sites so he could check up on her. He also followed her into town on a couple of occasions.

Miss McCarthy then decided to end her relationship with him because he was ‘aggressive and controlling.’

Lloyd then used this knowledge to post the intimate picture on her Instagram account and change the password so she could not remove it. She begged him to take the messages down but he refused, responding with abusive messages.

Reiterated the single mom: ‘His possessive behavior gave me the creeps. But breaking up with him only made it worse.

‘He turned nasty and uploaded the private images I’d sent him as revenge.

‘When I protested he showed up at my house and kicked down my door.

‘That’s when I called the police.’

Lloyd admitted breaking the UK’s Telecommunications Act by posting the image and criminal damage and was given a restraining order.

He was also ordered to attend a ‘building better relationships’ course to learn about aggression and relationships – avoiding a prison sentence.

McCarthy said the picture and video made her clearly identifiable and she feared her followers on Instagram thought she wanted them to see her baring all.

She said: ‘I would never have thought that that brief moment of madness back then would have caused me so much grief and heartache.’

‘I know people locally are talking about me and everyone knows what happened.

‘I keep thinking that people might have screengrabbed the video and shared it with friends.

‘You can see my face in the picture but not in the video.

‘Everyone knew it was me though because of the tattoo on my right side and it’s obvious that I was recording in my house.

‘I couldn’t even deny it.

‘What’s worse is that my followers would have thought I wanted them to see me naked.

‘It was mortifying.’

In December the CPS launched new guidelines on tackling domestic abuse which will include using technology to inflict misery on former partners. Under the new guidance issued prosecutors will be encouraged to consider how revenge porn can be treated as a form of .

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Teenage revenge porn victim, Jodie Carrigan, warns other women to ‘be careful’

Jodie Carrigan has warned teenagers about the dangers of 'revenge porn' after she was targeted by an ex

  • Scottish teenager had rocky relationship with boyfriend before they split
  • She was then phoned by her friends and told he had posted picture online
  • Victim phoned police after her ex refused to take down the photo
  • Ex-boyfriend has now admitted causing distress and could face jail
  • Victims speaks out warning others to be careful with their partners

A victim of so-called ‘revenge porn’ says she was left ‘numb’ after her ex-boyfriend posted an explicit picture of her on Facebook.

Jodie Carrigan, of Muirhead, near Glasgow, was targeted by Robert McGinlay, 20, after the couple split up in 2013.

Miss Carrigan, 19, has now sent out a warning to other women and teenagers after McGinlay, of Moddiesburn, Lanarkshire, admitted causing distress.

Jodie Carrigan has warned teenagers about the dangers of ‘revenge porn’ after she was targeted by an ex

The couple started seeing each other in September 2013 but they split up after McGinlay, of Moodiesburn, Lanarkshire, became possessive and paranoid, a court has heard.

Miss Carrigan later took McGinlay back when he said he had changed and they continued seeing each other until they split up for a second time, weeks later.

But Miss Carrigan was left devastated when friends contacted her to say there was explicit pictures of her and McGinlay on Facebook, which had been viewed hundreds of times.

She begged McGinlay to take down the pictures but he refused and she called the police.

Robert McGinlay is due to be sentenced later this month after he admitted an offence in relation to his treatment of Miss Carrigan

Robert McGinlay is due to be sentenced later this month after he admitted an offense in relation to his treatment of Miss Carrigan

He is due to be sentenced later this month at Airdrie Sheriff Court after admitting he acted in a threatening or abusive manner and caused fear or alarm towards Miss Carrigan by posting a sexually graphic image of her on a social media website.

Miss Carrigan has now waived the anonymity she was given by the court to issue a warning to other unsuspecting women.

She said: ‘Robert was so nice, one of the nicest I had ever met to be honest.

‘We started seeing each other but within two weeks he was acting weird. He was very possessive and always wanting to know where I had been and who I was seeing.

‘We split up but he asked to see me again and after promising to change the relationship started again.

‘But it didn’t take long for him to start acting weird again.’

She added: ‘We split again in December after he was drunk and got verbally abusive, calling me all different names.

‘He sent me a text telling me to look at his new photo on Facebook. I was at a pal’s house and as I went to look my sister phoned saying she had seen the photo.

‘I phoned Robert to ask him to take it down otherwise I was phoning the police and he refused so I hung up and phoned them straight away.

‘I was absolutely horrified and humiliated that he had done this. I had no idea he had been filming us together. It was such a betrayal.

‘I had no idea what to do, I honestly freaked out, I just went numb.’

McGinlay, a warehouse worker, told officers he put up the picture out of spite after the relationship ended.

McGinlay had not guilty pleas accepted to charges that he posted a video of him and Miss Carrigan and sent sexual written communications to her.

A picture of the couple together during their relationship, which turned sour in December 2013

A picture of the couple together during their relationship, which turned sour in December 2013

Miss Carrigan has a new partner but revealed she has a strict no phones rule in the bedroom and has issued a warning to other women.

She added: ‘I have a new partner that I live with, but there’s a lot of trust issues within the relationship. I have a no phone rule in the bedroom if we’re going to be together.

‘In my circumstances I didn’t know but a lot of girls allow it and don’t expect a guy they trusted to go and do it so all I can say is be careful.

‘Just be aware of what’s happening around you in the bedroom and anywhere else for that matter.’

CRACKDOWN: GOVERNMENT’S PLEDGE TO TACKLE REVENGE PORN

Luke King was jailed for posting the explicit image

Luke King was jailed for posting the explicit image

Those convicted of revenge porn – the distribution of a private sexual image of someone without their consent and with the intention of causing them distress – could face two years in prison under new laws.

It will be made a specific offense, covering the sharing of images both online and offline, in the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill, which is currently going through Parliament. 

It will mean that images posted to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter will be caught by the offense, as well as those that are shared via text message. 

Images shared via email, on a website or the distribution of physical copies will also be caught.

Victims of revenge porn have previously found it difficult to have pictures removed from the internet.

Many sites where the images are hosted are based outside the UK, and requests to remove content are often ignored. In some cases, asking for removal results in more attention being brought to the images.

The move to clamp down on ‘revenge porn’ came after 149 cases, the vast majority of them involving women victims, were reported over two and a half years. Only six led to prosecutions.

However, the new rules do not affect the consensual ‘sexting’ of images by under-18s. This is already illegal – but police cannot monitor mobile photo messages. 

Last year, Luke King, 21, of Nottingham, became the first person to be jailed for revenge porn offenses in the UK. After his three-year relationship ended he posted a number of explicit images of his former partner, and changed his WhatsApp icon to one of the images.

King was eventually prosecuted under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 after he ignored two police warnings not to share the X-rated images and was jailed for 12 weeks. 

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Melissa Esplin: Revenge Porn Victim Strikes Back With FBI Help

Melissa Esplin is a successful blogger, wife, mommy of two, and craft project extraordinaire. Melissa Esplin was also the victim of cyber-bullying at its worst. She became the victim of a startling and invading trend on the internet, “revenge porn.”In an age where everyone has a blog, getting noticed can be a difficult task. Many experts suggest finding something you are good at and becoming a voice for that content. Melissa Esplin uses her blog and her YouTube page to post creative ideas and projects, hoping to help others be successful in the same endeavors. Melissa is active on social media and often post pictures of her family, as many Americans do. But one day, the Salt Lake City mother started receiving very strange Facebook and Twitter messages.What Melissa Esplin discovered next was enough to make her want to throw up. One of the revenge porn suitors wrote her a letter letting her know that her pictures were being used on a website in sexual positions. If Esplin wanted them to be removed, she needed to visit the website and click on a link to have them removed. Unsure of her decision, she went over to the revenge porn site and was horrified. Her face was plastered on images of naked women, not her own, doing very pornographic things.Melissa Esplin clicked on the link to have the images removed, only to find that she was now also the victim of extortion. The revenge porn website owners wanted $400 from her to take the images down. Not to mention they would need her credit card information. Smart enough to know better than to handle the situation on her own, Esplin contacted the FBI and local news station KSL.

Whether or not Melissa Esplin, 29, can ever have the pictures fully removed is difficult to know. Revenge porn sites like the one where she found her picture are hard to track down. Former FBI agent Brad Garrett told Good Morning America, “The internet is hard to control. And there’s not much you can do once your pictures are misused.”

In a special piece last year, ABC News spoke to some women who had been the victim of revenge porn like Melissa Esplin. They were out to bring down the people who were exposing and exploiting them. Their stories helped shed light on the global internet cyber-bullying tactic.

 

 

Melissa Esplin: ‘Revenge Porn‘ Victim Strikes Back With FBI Help – The Inquisitr

Melissa Esplin: ‘Revenge Porn’ Victim Strikes Back With FBI Help


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