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Governor Andrew Cuomo Signs Bill Criminalizing ‘Revenge Porn’ In New York

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Governor Andrew Cuomo Signs Bill Criminalizing ‘Revenge Porn’ In New York

Governor Andrew Cuomo Signs Bill Criminalizing ‘Revenge Porn’ In New York

New Yorkers, if you have any intentions on getting back at your ex by sharing intimate pictures or videos to the public, you better put that phone down and find the lord or you may end up in jail!

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On Tuesday, New York became the latest state to criminalize the publication of “revenge porn,” the nonconsensual sharing of intimate photos. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) Officially signed the bill into law that now makes sharing intimate content without permission a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in the slammer.

On top of that, it also amends the state’s civil rights law to allow victims of “revenge porn” to seek civil recourse for damages. Cuomo released a statement explaining the new bill saying,

“Our laws have not kept pace with technology and how abusers can use it to harass, intimidate and humiliate intimate partners,” Cuomo said in a statement after signing the bill. By criminalizing the publication of revenge porn, we are empowering victims of this heinous act to take action against their abusers and showing them a path to justice,” he added.

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