YouTube singer Chrissy Chambers wins revenge porn case

Her British ex-boyfriend posted videos of them having sex online

YouTube singer Chrissy Chambers has won a high-profile ‘revenge porn’ case at the High Court in London.

The US star became embroiled in a legal battle after her British ex-boyfriend (who cannot be named for legal reasons), uploaded a video of them having sex to the internet following their break-up.

The court heard the the videos, which were filmed on 3 September 2009, were uploaded to free-to-view pornographic sites between December 2009 and January 2012. Some of the clips features Chambers’ full name and age at the time, which was 18. Chambers told the court that she was not aware she was being filmed at the time, and only became aware of their existence in June 2013.

After being made aware of the clips, Chambers became a prominent anti-revenge porn campaigner. She celebrated the landmark win by proposing to her girlfriend and YouTube co-star, Bria Kam, on the steps of the court.

“[This] should serve as a severe warning to those who seek to extort and harm with revenge porn: you cannot do this with impunity, and you will be held accountable for your actions,” said Ms Chambers following the case.

“To every victim of this insidious kind of attack, I am here to say: You can fight back, and win. You will heal and move on – and you will not have to take those steps alone.”

The accused has been forced to pay a ‘substantial’ amount in damages and legal costs, as well as hand over the copyright to the clips, allowing Chambers to have them removed from the offending websites.

England and Wales made revenge porn a criminal offence in 2015.

For help, advice or more information regarding revenge porn in the UK, visit Victim Support, or call the Revenge Porn Helpline.