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Governor Signs Rubio Bill Protecting Victims of Revenge Porn

by ECT

SACRAMENTO, CA – Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill by Senator Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) that gives victims of revenge porn more time to report this type of abuse.

Senate Bill 23 extends the statute of limitations for victims who discover that their private, intimate images have been publicly released without their consent. The bill gives victims up to a year after discovery to seek charges against the perpetrators.

“Perpetrators of domestic violence sometimes use the release of private, intimate images as another tool of coercive control,” Senator Rubio said. “It’s an attempt to shame and intimidate the victim, with the plan to provoke long-lasting trauma in their personal and professional lives. I want to thank Governor Newsom for signing this bill, and my colleagues for their support. This will give victims, who often don’t find out until much later that the images have been released, more time to seek justice.”

“The posting of intimate or private photos and videos without consent is not only invasive, and turning increasingly common, but a form of image-based sexual abuse. This new law will ensure that California can protect victims of this horrible crime,” said Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley. “I want to thank Governor Newsom for signing this important piece of legislation and our author Senator Rubio for being a champion for victims of crime.”

“The California District Attorneys Association (CDAA) would like to thank Senator Rubio for her leadership on SB 23 and Governor Newsom for signing this important piece of legislation. Revenge porn has devastating and long-lasting impacts on victims’ lives, and this legislation will give victims a more accessible path to justice by changing the statute of limitations,” said Vern Pierson, El Dorado County District Attorney and President of CDAA.

Since joining the California Legislature, Sen. Rubio has championed legislation expanding protections for victims of domestic violence, including a groundbreaking bill on coercion control; The Phoenix Act, which gives survivors more time to heal from trauma and report

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2 comments

Sean Oct 8, 2021 - 12:53 pm

One would have to be TOTALLY STUPID to put their naked pictures on the internet! What in hell is wrong with people?

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Ray Oct 8, 2021 - 2:32 pm

I have a GOOD IDEA…..DON’T TAKE PICTURES OF YOU HAVING SEX !!!!!
And expect newsom to PROTECT YOU.
SHEESH!

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