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Meet the Lawyer Fighting 'Revenge Porn'

After an ex-boyfriend threatened to post naked pictures of her online, Carrie Goldberg quit her job and started a law firm to combat revenge porn

Carrie Goldberg’s life changed when an ex-boyfriend threatened to post naked pictures and videos of her online. She was already practicing as a lawyer, but quit her job to start her own firm and give her clients - as she puts it - “the lawyer I needed when I was going through hell.”

When she began in 2014, there were few laws against what is now known as “revenge porn” – the non-consensual sharing of explicit photos online. Now many countries and US states have passed anti-revenge porn laws. Movements like #MeToo have also focused attention on sexual consent and harassment.

Carrie Goldberg tells BBC Trending how she has won legal victories for her clients. And she explains why social media and dating apps are both part of the solution and part of the problem.

Presenter: Mike Wendling
Producer: Anisa Subedar

(Photo: Carrie Goldberg in her New York office / Credit: BBC Copyright)

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