Pornography

"Revenge Porn" Site Sued for Privacy Invasions

Accused of posting private naked photos of women taken without their permission

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A "revenge pornography" website gained unauthorized access to nude photographs of a woman and posted them on the Internet, the woman claims in court.

Shelby Conklin sued Verisign, Katz Global Media, and Pinkmeth.com, in Denton County Court.

Pinkmeth is her main target. She claims Tucson-based Katz sold "anonymous hosting" Internet services to PinkMeth, and she wants Verisign to disable to PinkMeth website.

"PinkMeth.com, as well as PinkMeth.net and PinkMeth.org are 'revenge pornography' or 'involuntary pornography' websites," the complaint states. "The purpose of these illicit websites is to solicit and post suggestive and naked persons [sic] of persons who were photographed without their consent or permission. Websites such as PinkMeth.com also solicit computer hackers to gain unauthorized access to such files belonging to plaintiff and similarly situated individuals for the purpose of uploading them to the website.