Opera singer Leandra Ramm said she devoted an entire decade of her life fighting a cyber-stalker. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change.”Right now, there are a handful of ways victims can address their attackers through the legal system, both civilly and criminally.
Most recently, Jennifer Lawrence told When our digital space is invaded with sexual harassment, violent messages, and threats; when our private data, information, and photographs are exposed, it feels like it should be against the law. It is a sex crime,” Jennifer Lawrence told after her photos were leaked. Unfortunately, many of them are costly and invasive, and combined with a lack of education and precedent, these channels don’t always offer the justice people are seeking.
A public court case can also bring unwanted attention to the situation.
Citron cites the case of a woman from Hawaii who wanted to sue the person who posted her nude photos online, but sought permission to do so as “Jane Doe” so her reputation wouldn’t be further maligned.
These laws specifically stipulate that an “interactive computer service” cannot be used to threaten.Citron is an expert in the area of cyber-stalking, and recently published the book called .Citron told me that cyber-stalking can include threats of violence (often sexual), spreading lies asserted as facts (like a person has herpes, a criminal record, or is a sexual predator), posting sensitive information online (whether that’s nude or compromising photos or social security numbers), and technological attacks (falsely shutting down a person’s social-media account).He was charged with three offenses, including Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree.However, Judge Steven Statsinger of the Criminal Court of the City of New York dismissed all three charges.