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I was a victim of revenge porn

You do it behind closed doors and it's supposed to stay behind closed doors. To have it publicly shared is heartwrenching

Folami Prehaye on becoming the victim of revenge porn

This week in Coronation Street we see Steph Britton become a victim of revenge porn when her ex-boyfriend Jamie posts naked pictures of her online.

Today Lorraine was joined by Folami Prehaye founder of VOIC, who went through a real-life ordeal when her ex-boyfriend uploaded naked photos of her to a spoof Facebook page last year.

Following a bitter break-up with community worker Thomas Samuel, Folami discovered that he had posted graphic content of her on the website before sending links to her friends and relatives.

Despite Facebook removing the pictures within two hours, they were shared and appeared on pornographic websites where they were viewed hundreds of thousands of times.

It's about hurting and humiliating another person. I still have control over you and this is what I'm going to do to show I have control over you.

Folami Prehaye talking about her revenge porn ordeal

Earlier this year the government passed a law making it illegal to leak revenge porn content on the website. While the new law makes it easier for people to be prosecuted, the amount of cases is still on the rise.

Thomas was given a six-month suspended prison sentence after admitting a charge of sending a communication conveying indecent images.

Following her ordeal, Folami has been helping others who are in a similar situation and joins us today to tell us about her own experience and what to do if you become a victim of revenge porn.

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It can happen to anyone. Revenge porn doesn't have a gender

Folami Prehaye talks about the widespread issue of revenge porn
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