Assistant attorney Sara Eline Grønvold (30), author of the book “Barn og personvern” (2014), believes the lack of reporting could possibly be caused by teenagers reluctant to tell their parents about the photos out of shame.Adults who are victims of revenge porn also fear that the photos will be spread more, and are embarrassed: “Most victims just want the pictures taken down as quickly as possible.“It felt like standing in a huge crowd, while someone took my clothes off without me being able to stop it,” says the young politician, who is now 20.
Revenge porn is an online phenomenon where intimate photos and sex tapes are posted on the internet, without consent.In most cases, the photos are leaked by rejected exes looking for revenge.The photos are spread across the globe through porn sites and blogs, and the people in the photos are thus turned into involuntary “porn stars”. Since the first revenge porn website was established in 2010, the phenomenon has grown – also in Norway.Soon after the photo leak, she was interviewed by Vanity Fair magazine. Thanks to Jennifer Lawrence, he believes the problem finally received the attention it has long deserved.“Normal people don't have the money to fix things or the ability to hold press conferences after nude photos of them are leaked on the internet,” says Richards. “The fact that intimate photos or videos are abused as a form of revenge by previous partners can be very challenging, and we know it is becoming increasingly common,” says Lena Reif (44), head of the sexual crimes unit in Kripos (National Criminal Investigation Service) in Norway.Revenge porn is now a designated porn genre.83% of revenge porn victims said they took nude photos/videos of themselves and shared it with others.9 out of 10 revenge porn victims are women.“I am famous all over the world because of this,” says Emma Holten (23), when D2 meets her in Copenhagen.“The ordinary people are the ones we should be truly worried about.” A few weeks after “The Fappening’s” photo leak rounds number two and three last autumn, 90,000 photos and 10,000 videos with sexual content were hacked and stolen from Snapsaved, the programme that allows Snapchat users to save photos and videos that otherwise delete themselves after a few seconds. When cases like that are reported to the police, they are registered under general categories such as threats or blackmail, and it is therefore difficult to say exactly how many are affected by this here at home.The dark figures are most likely vast, as there is reason to believe that few people are willing to report this type of abuse to the police.Yvonne from Oslo was 16 years old when she discovered that nude photos of her had been published online.Her social media accounts had been hacked, and the photos were published from her own profile.