Victim of revenge porn confronts creator of video

MIDLAND — It’s a childish thing to do: compiling then publishing photos of people in their most vulnerable state, and it’s called revenge porn.

A video showing nude photos of women and men throughout the Midland community has surfaced on Facebook.

And one of the victims is 20-year-old Bekka Wollaston. Though she was a victim of lewd acts like this in high school, she never thought she’d be facing a similar situation years later.

Tears can be seen streaming down her face during a Facebook live video published Tuesday night. Bekka addresses the anonymous creators of the revenge porn video that’s caused a social media fire storm.

“My heart just started racing. It was frustrating because I had gone through that same thing in high school and I’m 20 now and in college and trying to make something of mysellf,” Bekka said.

She wasn’t even aware of the video on Flipagram, a video editing app, until a Facebook friend tagged her in a post.

Bekka initially thought the video was spam, but pressed play, and then saw a photo of herself.

In the video, over 30 men and women are shown—some, even nude.

Bekka believes multiple people are behind the damaging video. One name associated with it is Felipee Ruiz, and a Facebook profile belonging to Yoli Sanchez has multiple posts hinting toward creating the video by asking people to contribute intimate photos of unknowing victims.
“There’s this video that I’m associated with that is literally shaming people for trusting others with personal pictures,” Bekka said.

The video has since then been removed from Flipagram, but the pain it caused still remains.

“You don’t know what someone’s going through and they see that video and they could be struggling with depression or struggling with body issues or something like that and to see that could tip someone over the edge,” she said.

According to Rachel Walker with the Midland Police Department, revenge porn is considered unlawful disclosure or promotion of intimate visual material and is a Class A misdemeanor under the Texas penal code.