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Effort to criminalize ‘revenge porn’ continues in Maryland

By: Katrina Bush
It wasn’t easy but Annmarie Chiarini is moving forward.
She became a victim of revenge porn in 2010 and again a year later.
“In 2011 at my lowest, I attempted suicide,” Chiarini said. “And at that point I realized, I wanted to change this. I didn’t want this not only for myself but for everyone else. My case is closed, my perpetrator got away with it, it’s over.”
But it was not over for many other victims of cyber sexual harassment and that is who Chiarini was thinking about when she started her journey. 
She researched, asked questions, wrote about and told her story to as many people as she could. Now, a bill has been drafted with the help of Del. Jon Cardin and University of Maryland Law Professor, Danielle Citron. 

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‘Revenge porn’ victims press for new laws

The Big Story


By Anne Flaherty

November 15, 2013

Read my interview with Anne:

‘Revenge porn’ victims press for new laws.


The AP article in Spanish:

5 Horrifying Ways an Ex Can Ruin Your Life With Nude Photos |

J.F. Sargent managed to infuse a little humor with the very serious issue of being a victim of Revenge Porn. A great article that makes a few salient points…thanks, Sarge!

“Professor Annmarie Chiarini, Anisha Vora, and Dr. Holly Jacobs have a few things in common: They’ve all had explicit photos of themselves shared online, and they’ve all decided to do something about it. In August of 2012, Jacobs started and quickly found out that the concept of pornography as vengeance is even stranger than it sounds when we type it out like that. Working with Vora and Chiarini, she discovered that …”

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