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Woman Who Fought Revenge Porn And Won Has A Powerful Message For Victims

Woman Who Fought Revenge Porn And Won Has A Powerful Message For Victims
Updated 2 months ago

Chrissy Chambers has just made history as the first person to fight — and win — a revenge porn case in the U.K. Eight years ago, a very young Chrissy was in a relationship with a man who encouraged her to get incredibly drunk one night. He pretended to keep pace with her drinking but actually stayed decently sober. Once Chrissy passed out, he filmed himself performing sexual acts on her unconscious body.

The couple broke up and four years later Chrissy found herself a successful YouTube personality who, along with her girlfriend Bria, championed for LGBTQ+ rights and visibility. The pair, known by their channel name BriaAndChrissy, had become role models and were committed to encouraging young people and fighting for equality. One day, comments started showing up calling Chrissy a "whore" — and they included links. When she followed the links she saw videos of herself, unconscious and naked, with her then-boyfriend using her body for his pleasure. Chrissy's ex had posted the series of videos, along with abusive messages that encouraged attacks against Chrissy and Bria. 

We know what you're thinking...

This seems like it would be a simple case to win, right? Wrong. The videos, seven in total, were posted in 2011. That was before revenge porn was against the law, so Chrissy had no recourse in the eyes of the court. She didn't give up. Instead, she took to the internet and crowdsourced enough money to retain a lawyer who would try the case in civil court.

She wanted to make a point. She wanted to send a message. 

I would want to tell people that even if it feels like an eternity, it's worth trying to fight through. It's worth trying to reclaim you dignity.

It took another four years, but after a long, stressful, horrific fight and years worth of harassment and abuse (both online and in person), the case is over. Chrissy and Bria have emerged with the first victory for U.K. victims of revenge porn. That isn't the only victory the pair are celebrating, though.

To mark the historic moment, this happened:

Fans and followers are inspired and overjoyed:

You can follow this powerful and inspirational pair on their Twitter or their YouTube channel.


H/T: Indy100, Twitter