Could Rob Kardashian Go To Jail For Revenge Porn For Posting Nude Pics Of Blac Chyna?

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Revenge porn is not a joke.

If you haven't been on Rob Kardashian's Instagram lately, you might want to check it out. Actually, head on over to Twitter, because his Instagram was banned, or you can read all the details here

The troubled Kardashian brother has been posting photo after photo accusing his baby momma and former fiancé, Blac Chyna, of cheating on him. 

At first, the world felt sorry for poor Rob. He thought he was being a good husband by supporting her lavish lifestyle with $70,000 watches and $100,000 plastic surgeries and couldn't believe it when Chyna sent him a video of her making out with another man with the ice-cold message "Happy Fourth of July." 

But then he crossed a line. A very black, bold line that no one in their right mind should ever cross: he posted nude photos of her on his Instagram. 

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While watching celebrities publicly fight and breakup can be a source of entertainment for all of us, it's not always a joke. We do have to remind ourselves that they are still humans who still have rights. And one of the most important right is the right to privacy. 

Not only is it not okay for Rob to have posted three nude photos he claims Chyna had sent him (her face was not in any of them thank god) but it actually could be illegal. 

Charlotte Laws, an author and revenge porn activist, told YourTango that Rob could face up six months in jail and a $1,000 fine for his first offense under California's revenge porn law. 

The law states that "any person who photographs or records by any means the image of the intimate body part or parts of another identifiable person, under circumstances where the parties agree or understand that the image shall remain private, and the person subsequently distributes the image taken, with the intent to cause serious emotional distress, and the depicted person suffers serious emotional distress, is guilty of disorderly conduct and subject to that same punishment."

TMZ reported that because Chyna "liked" the Instagram posts before they were deleted, it might be hard to prove she suffered any emotional distress. One of the photos in question is below: 

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BUT, the attorney who won Mischa Barton's revenge porn case last month told the NY Daily News that she thinks he violated criminal law. 

The criminal penalty is up to six months in jail," she said in an interview. "If she sued him for money damages, the amount she received would depend on the emotional distress she suffered. Given that he has a large social media following, if the jury was sympathetic to her, she could recover millions."

So it's hard to say whether or not Rob will face any criminal charges for his public meltdown, but hopefully he's sent the message that no matter how badly someone's hurt you, revenge is never the answer. 

 

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