Nude Revenge Photos on Facebook Earns Ex-Boyfriend 6 Month Sentence

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Jeffrey Deutsch

Good morning,

According to the Sydney Morning Herald article this post links to, the appeal has already been decided and the home-detention sentence has been suspended.

D00dlavy, excellent point about the Internet being forever. The sentencing magistrate made exactly that point. Personally, I think Mr. Usmanov should have been thankful he wasn't going to gaol anyway!

Hopefully, the girl will be able to sue him too, and maybe collect some compensatory and punitive damages. Actual compensatory damage may be tough to prove if no one comes forward to say "I chose not to date/befriend/hire her because of those photos" but then again I don't know Australian law. Hopefully statutory damages (in which actual specific harm need not be proved) can be awarded for a situation like this.

Ghok and machew100 are absolutely right. People should be able to trust their own boyfriends and girlfriends, and it's really wrong to violate that trust. (Not to mention it spoils it for the rest of us!)

Cheers!

Jeff Deutsch

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machew100

Obviously you guys that say no one should take nude pics haven't had an adventurous girlfriend, or one that you can actually trust. If you can't get through an argument without blowing up and posting nude pics of your partner to get revenge, you're a toddler and need to grow up and learn to be a man and/or find a new partner. He was obviously butthurt, and couldn't take the heat. Shame on him, not the girlfriend who did something sexy for his man.

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jonnyohio

I don't think anyone is saying what he did is right, just wondering what law he broke, and wondering why she would let someone take nude photos of her that was obviously a temporary boy friend. That is not adventurous, it's called being a skank.

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aarcane

I thought this was a TOS violation. an issue between Facebook LTD Aus, and Ravshan "Ronnie" Usmanov to be settled privately, usually with a simple "ban".

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Diablobo

What was the charge? I know they do things a little differently down under, but they could at least let us know what specific law he broke.

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B.A.Frayd

My thoughts exactly. What crime did the guy commit? If this was a few years back, and he had developed a few prints of her and showed them around to his friends, would that have been a crime?

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jgrimoldy

These days, you're foolish to let friends/lovers take compromising photos of you. Back in the 80s/90s and previously, a few snapshots with a bong in your hand or a gerbil in your ass would just likely end up in a shoebox somewhere.

These days, not so much. If you're dumb enough to let the photos be taken in the first place, you obviously did not consider that *that* is tacit approval for them to be published on the internet.

It may not even be the photographer that does the publishing. It could be the flunky they take their computer to for repair.

Let the photos be taken and you deserve the consequences.

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Ghok

Bullshit.

It might be smart not to let yourself be the subject of these types of pictures, but in no way does anyone "deserve" to be humiliated nor in anyway does it mean that they gave "approval".

And it's not very classy to say so. In fact, it's kind of disgusting.

The girl could have been smarter about this, but it was the guy who uploaded the pictures that uploaded the pictures. He even admitted he did it to hurt her. She made a bad decision, but it's this guy who did wrong.

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jgrimoldy

Nope, no pity.

Ain't trying to be classy. It's the fact of the matter. Is the guy a total douche? Absolutely. If she has big friends that decide to pay him a visit, well so be it. She's still a fucking idiot.

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Ghok

So is a girl who gets herself too drunk at a strange party and gets raped. If you read a story about that, would you be so quick to point out what a "fucking idiot" the girl is? I won't totally equate that with the story of the article in question, but both are examples of someone being victimised by another person because of a dumb mistake.

But instead of feeling for the victim, expressing anger at the aggressor, or just saying nothing, you felt the need to point out how stupid the victim is without an ounce of sympathy. Then when you're called on it, you actually double down on being a dick?

That goes far beyond not trying to be classy.

I suppose there's something to be said for being able to admit it. Doesn't seem like a fun club, though.

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jgrimoldy

That's a bit of a stretch there, Ghok. You say wou won't equate that but you just did. I won't play that. Go ahead and think I'm a dick. I'm hurt. She's an idiot, he's a douche, and you're just a little too sensitive.

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rwpritchett

Where's a link to the pics??? :)

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aarcane

Facebook, Seriously? Post them to a Chan site if you want them to TRULY be seen.

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Wareagle

I think the sentence was probably fair. Perhaps a little jail time might be in order, but I don't know all the facts of the case.

It's nearly impossible to control information (photos, videos, etc.) of you that get posted on the internet. Should we have more laws that allow people to protect their digital identities?

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Ghok

This seems like a pretty clear cut case of harassment. Not sure if we need any new laws here.

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iheartpcs

No thanks. There's already too many laws to protect idiots. A better idea would be to not take naked pics of oneself, or let your temporary lover take any.

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D00dlavy

Welcome to our new world, where everyone is a porn star, knowingly or not.

Six months house arrest? There should be some punitive AND compensatory $$$ forked over, too, because, well, the Internet is sorta forever. Chances are, that girl will be in Google for the rest of her life in some capacity.

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