In the ordinary course of things, the allegation that the promising young Democrat had an affair with a member of her congressional staff — something which Congress banned only last year, and something she denies — would have been investigated by the House Ethics Committee, and the outcome and consequences known. Hill is just the latest and highest-profile target of this particular kind of online harassment. Years ago, after explicit images of Holly Jacobs were posted online, she decided to dedicate herself to helping other victims, and founded the Florida-based Cyber Civil Rights Initiative , an online resource advising and advocating for victims.
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Holly Jacobs, 30, is fighting to change the nation's laws after private nude images of herself were posted on so-called "revenge porn" websites, allegedly by her ex-boyfriend, without her consent or knowledge. When Holly Jacobs sent nude photographs of herself to a long-distance boyfriend she loved and trusted, the year-old woman never imagined the horror that would befall her. In August , less than a year after the pair mutually ended their three-year relationship, Jacobs did a Google search of her name and discovered the naked photos on a so-called "revenge porn" website.
Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. Ryan Seay's life was turned upside down by a phone call. It was late October of last year, and the sound engineer was celebrating his 28th birthday in Sarasota. Exhausted after a day at the Ringling Museum of Art, Seay and his girlfriend fell asleep on their lumpy hotel room mattress.