Amber Heard Visits Capitol Hill To Convince Lawmakers To Make Revenge Porn A Federal Crime

Amber Heard paid a visit to Washington, DC on Wednesday, with a mission of convincing lawmakers on Capitol Hill to make revenge porn a federal crime.

The escalating practice of embittered exes posting sexually compromising photos of their former partners has inspired legislation in various American states, and Page Six reports the “Aquaman” star travelled to Capitol Hill to lend her support to the SHIELD Act, a reintroduction of legislation that would make sharing sexual images of a person without their consent. The hope is to make posting revenge porn a federal offence punishable by a fine, up to five years in prison or both.

As Heard, 33, pointed out, women are far more likely to be the victims of revenge porn than men.

“Nonconsensual porn is one of the worst violations of privacy and it doesn’t discriminate, instead it disproportionately affects women around the world with devastating consequences,” said Heard, 33.

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“Intimate content released into the internet is virtually impossible to remove, further subjecting victims to harassment and judgment from strangers and acquaintances alike,” she added. “It can result and often does in devastating and economic, social psychological consequences.”

To make her point, Heard opened up about the 2014 hacking incident that saw nude photos of herself and other actresses leaked online.

“The nonconsensual porn that affects me is still out there and remains to this day,” she said. “If it can happen to me it can happen to anyone — and it does.”

Speaking with reporters, Heard elaborated. “I continue to be harassed, stalked and humiliated by the theft of those images,” she said. “I can tell you firsthand that the acts of nonconsensual porn are humiliating and degrading.”

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