Sharing Nudes of Current or Ex-Partners Protected by First Amendment says Texas Court

HOLLIE TOUPS. DISCOVERED HER NAKED PICS ON REVENGE PORN SITES.

Many of us have stated the obvious: If you don’t want your naked self on the Internet, don’t take naked pictures or videos.

As far as I’m concerned, if there’s no written agreement between a guy and his romantic interest, when she sends him nude photos, he has the right to do with as he wishes.

Revenge porn laws are anti-white and anti-male. This ruling is good news if you’re a white male.

Dallas News

Is distributing intimate photos of current or previous sexual partners without their consent protected by the First Amendment? A state appeals court says yes.

Now it will be up to the state attorney general’s office to defend the state’s “revenge porn” law, which was passed in 2015 and punishes those who post intimate images from previous or current relationships online.

The Tyler-based 12th Court of Appeals said the law is unconstitutional because it’s too broad and infringes on free speech, The Texas Tribune reported.

In his findings in the case, Chief Justice James Worthen said the First Amendment usually prohibits “content-based” restrictions.

The court also said that the law was vague and infringed on the rights of third parties who might unwittingly share intimate images, according to the Associated Press.

In its ruling, the court ordered charges to be dropped against Jordan Bartlett Jones, who challenged the law as unconstitutional while awaiting trial for sharing a naked photograph of a woman without her consent.

The ruling applies only to about a dozen northeast Texas counties that fall under the jurisdiction of the 12th Court of Appeals, but other courts would likely consider its reasoning, the Tribune reported.

The law originated from complaints from women who said they felt violated and abused when their exes posted naked or sexual images online without their consent. One woman, Hollie Toups of Nederland, found dozens of photos of herself online and organized a class action suit against the website where they appeared.

“I was kind of numb at first and when I scrolled to the bottom it showed how many people had viewed it,” Toups told the Tribune. “I saw that it was thousands and with all these comments. They were saying horrible things. That’s when I got scared and I felt humiliated, knowing that as I was looking, so were thousands of other people.”

Yep, and we’ll keep looking, Hollie, just to piss you off.

The state law as currently written labels revenge porn a misdemeanor that carries possible jail time of as much as a year as well as a $4,000 fine.

Revenge porn laws excuse women from any responsibility for their own actions. Hopefully, other courts will rule these laws unconstitutional. At which point, smart women will no longer send naked pics to guys, while the exhibitionists can see themselves on the Internet. Like Hollie.

6 thoughts on “Sharing Nudes of Current or Ex-Partners Protected by First Amendment says Texas Court

  1. The words “revenge porn” are highly emotive and prejudicial to the defendant. Naked pics are not porn in many cases. It may be that in many cases the images are posted not for revenge but for other reasons. Including kinky sexual ones such as showing off or boasting which is a common enough human activity, especially by males who must compete with each other for women.

    If it is “revenge” to post naked pics of a former lover, what right does the same man have to post any clothed pics of the same woman. This also could be called revenge, especially if her body resembles a beached whale. But if she is slim and attractive where is the “revenge”? The unlucky man with the fully clothed land whale pics could also be prosecuted under “hate” laws, which could really get him some years inside, not just a few months.

    Due to so much porn now for free on the Net I think the shock of one’s naked images being shown in public is a lot less than it would have been 30 years ago, or especially 100 years ago. Women of 100 years ago would have “swooned” when their sex romp pics became public. Did not men in those days know that women were faking this swooning?

    On average, women are more likely to take revenge on a former partner than a man. A lot of this revenge is enabled and encouraged by the law of the land.

  2. A common female revenge is to alienate the children against the former live in dad. He is gone because she ended the marriage so she could marry her boyfriend. But the father of the children gets blamed subtly and constantly. As the kids grow older they often remain loyal to their mother and the father gets kicked to the kerb by his own children – due to female revenge. This type of revenge is much more damaging to the victim than some porn pics seen by total strangers in most cases.

    How many women have been jailed for this crime?

  3. A lack of good, old common sense coupled with the entitlement mentality in which women feel the gov’t must protect them. Even from themselves. Sorry. If anyone is naive enough to permit nude photos to be made of themselves then they must live with the consequences. Same applies to blacks dumb enough to antagonize an armed cop with physical harm. Laws exist to protect innocent people from abuses not to ensure protection from down right stupid acts.

  4. THIS IS GOOD NEWS FOR MEN’S RIGHTS. NOW THEY MUST REPEAL VAWA AND THE TRO RACKET.

    Yes, this is good news for men’s rights. This must be taken to the US Supreme Court which must outlaw all laws in all states prohibiting revenge porn.

    Most women who pose for such pics are whores anyway and if their husband/bf tells the world that, and shames her, say, for cheating, he has a right to do so.

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