Amber Heard Seeks To Make Revenge Porn A Federal Crime

Written by on June 9, 2019

Washington, DC, United States (4E) – Actress Amber Heard touted a bill on Capitol Hill Wednesday 22nd that would make revenge porn a federal crime. She claimed that nonconsensual porn is devastating for women.

“Nonconsensual porn is one of the worst violations of privacy and it doesn’t discriminate, instead it disproportionately affects women around the world with devastating consequences,” Heard said.

In addition, Heard pointed out, “Intimate content released into the internet is virtually impossible to remove, further subjecting victims to harassment and judgment from strangers and acquaintances alike. It can result and often does in devastating and economic, social psychological consequences.”

This federal bill would follow revenge porn laws passed in New York earlier this year. Dozens of states have already passed similar legislation over the past year.

The SHIELD Act is a reintroduction of legislation that would make sharing any kind of sexually compromising images of a person without their consent punishable by a fine, up to five years in prison, or even both.

The legislation followed a series of news reports and investigations from the Washington Post that detailed the effects nonconsensual photos have had on victims when the intimate images were published on social media or sent to family members.

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