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Julie Pinborough, Director and Founder of the Legal Advice Centre, gives advice to revenge porn victims in Daily Mirror

1 April 2015

Julie Pinborough, Director and Founder of the Legal Advice Centre (LAC), gave her expert view to the Daily Mirror in their article with the headline 'My ex boyfriend persuaded me to make a sex tape and then posted it on a porn website when we broke up'.

In the article she offers advice for the victims of revenge porn, saying: "Many people worry about coming forward for fear of being judged. I'd advise anyone affected to contact the perpetrator and ask for the content to be removed. If that fails, contact the method of distribution (eg, social media platform) and ask them to take down the material. If that doesn’t work, remember revenge porn is now a criminal offence, so contact the police and seek legal advice."

Victims of revenge porn can apply for free legal advice through a new service offered by the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) called SPITE #revengepornlaw. As part of the service, victims will receive legal advice from a team of trained student advisors – under the supervision of experienced, qualified lawyers - at QMUL’s Legal Advice Centre.

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