Why Rob Kardashian Could Be Facing Jail Time for Posting Nude Photos of Blac Chyna

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Why Rob Kardashian Could Be Facing Jail Time for Posting Nude Photos of Blac Chyna

Revenge porn is a crime.

Published July 5th

Revenge porn was officially deemed a crime in 2013, which makes Rob Kardashian’s Instagram posts earlier today a little more than just “petty.” In case you missed it, Rob lost it on (now) ex-girlfriend Blac Chyna, posting her nude photos and text conversations accusing her of cheating on him among other things. 

But it turns out that now he's guilty of something himself. Revenge porn, also referred to as “nonconsensual photography,” is the illegal distribution of sexually explicit photos or videos without permission from the subject of said content.

Rob’s public Instagram post, executed as a means to shame his former partner and mother of his child, could be considered a misdemeanor under California law, punishable by up to six months in jail and / or a fine of up to $1,000, despite the fact that it does appear the subject of the photo, Blac Chyna, took the photo herself.

We won't repost his photos here but several Instagram blogs have captured the drama:

Damn #RobKardashian really went there *drops mic* 🎤

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Though the initial law passed in 2013 notably excluded “selfies,” an amendment in 2014 —Senate Bill 1255 — was issued, which fought to include images considered “sexts” (or sexually explicit images taken by the subject of the image) as experts at the Cyber Civil Rights Institute have estimated that “as much as 80 percent of revenge porn involved photos taken by the victim.”

The law indicates that — while the victim (in this case, Blac Chyna) would have known about the images as they were self taken — because the intent was for the image to remain private, it is unlawful for the image to be distributed publicly without consent.

Under Penal Code 647(j)(4) PC, if “there was an understanding between you and that person that the image would remain private... you know or should know that the distribution of the image will cause the person serious emotional distress,” and therefore the act of disseminating is unlawful.

It looks like this will play out for these two for the next few months and we will be standing by for Blac Chyna's response. 

For more information: https://www.oag.ca.gov/cyberexploitation

Written by Mercedes Tahir

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