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January 25, 2013 4:14 AM
Lawsuit of women on 'revenge porn' lawsuit moves on
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Beaumontenterprise.com:

Hollie Toups starts every morning with a cup of coffee and several pornographic websites. Toups, a 32-year-old teacher's aide living in Nederland, isn't looking for racy pictures. She's looking for herself.

"And usually the whole time I'm literally holding my breath, sweating, praying nothing comes up," she said.

Six months ago, a friend tipped her off to some photos on a website, a "revenge porn" website that allows anonymous users to upload photo galleries of Texas women, along with their names, addresses and other personal details. The photos are organized by region, with hundreds of photo galleries featuring Southeast Texas women. Many photos are of underage girls.

Toups contacted the website and asked them to remove the photos, some of which she had sent to an ex-boyfriend. Others were self-portraits — taken to track her exercise progress — that Toups said had never been sent to anyone. Included with the photos was her full name, email address, "pretty much all my personal information," she said.
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