GALVESTON, Texas A class-action lawsuit expected to be filed today in Galveston County s state court seeks to shut down a revenge porn website accused of posting nude photographs of women without their permission.
Attorney John S. Morgan of Beaumont also seeks personal information of all the website s subscribers in an effort to name them as defendants as well.
Revenge porn is when you take the photograph and private information of women and post it without their permission, Morgan said. That s the reason it s not First Amendment-protected because there s no permission.
Some photographs were taken in the context of marriage or other relationships, Morgan said.
Or young kids were doing stupid things in college, drinking too much, Morgan said. One was taking a shower at a girls camp out by a lake. A lot of the women didn t even know they d been photographed. Most are from significant others or former husbands.
At least two of the 17 women listed as plaintiffs in the final draft form of the lawsuit are from Galveston County. Others are from as far east as the Lake Charles-area in Louisiana or as far north as Tyler, Morgan said.
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