Meet the YouTube star making legal history with a revenge porn case

Louis Dor
Wednesday 03 June 2015 19:00
Celebrities

A YouTube star could make legal history in a landmark revenge porn case based in the UK.

Chrissy Chambers, 24, who has 435,000 YouTube subscribers, is seeking damages against her British ex-boyfriend after accusing him of posting explicit footage of her after after they broke up.

Ms Chambers, who live in Los Angeles, said that footage from six years ago was shared on a several pornographic websites, in which she was identified.

She said she had no idea she was a victim of revenge porn until comments began appearing on her channel, which she now runs with her girlfriend.

She told the Guardian:

When I first saw the videos I felt I'd been stripped of my dignity. It was like I'd been hit in the chest and couldn't catch my breath.

The worst part was that I wasn't looking at someone else I could feel sorry for. I was looking at me. I felt frightened and powerless.

Some fans wrote to say they no longer respected us because of my involvement in the videos.

Others wrote to express their concern. Because of the police investigation, I didn't want to say anything.

Two years later the investigation is still ongoing and I've decided to finally speak out. Two years is a long time not to be able to speak up for yourself.

The videos were posted before revenge porn became a criminal offence in the UK two months ago.

As a result, Ms Chambers is hoping for a prosecution under existing legislation for malicious communications and harassment.

Additional reporting PA

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