Senator Florida fights back over nude images stolen from her


Tallahassee, Florida (AP) — Senator Lauren Book often talks about her nanny sexual abuse for six years as a child. She turned her pain into her life helping other survivors of abuse.

After years of working hard to heal himself and recover his life, running a non-profit organization to help victims, getting married, having children, winning the Senate, and so on. The book was sacrificed again. To reveal nude photos she stole from her.

To make matters worse, during her investigation, she learned that images have been purchased and traded online since 2000.

“I don’t like this happening to me,” Book told The Associated Press in an interview. “I hate it, I hate it, I hate it, I hate it, I hate it. But I know I can do something about it, so take it . “

The book is taking action so that only legislators can do it. While the pain returned in a hurry, her fighting spirit also returned, and she is looking for new laws to try to prevent others from being sacrificed.

The bill, sponsored by the Democratic Book, will hold its first committee hearing on Tuesday. It will strengthen Florida’s revenge porn law by making it a felony to steal sexually explicit images from someone’s phone or other digital device. It also spreads sexually explicit images that have been modified or created, known as deepfake, felony.

The book exhaled her anger in a telephone interview with AP on Monday night, explaining the international trade and sale of images stolen from people without her knowledge. She sometimes cursed loudly and sometimes held back tears. She called it a sick, altered subculture that pays more for images of celebrities and elected officials, but at the expense of lesser-known women.

“To tell the truth, I would have ended my life without the children,” she said. “It brought everything. Everything you think you got under your belt, fixed and changed it, and suddenly here it’s in front of your face. . “

And the conversations people had on their websites exacerbated their fears.

“They were reading about who I am and talking about how I’m a survivor of rape, so get some rape videos. Rape and kill some of her. Can I be tortured? Can I make some of them? Can I find them? How can I get them? “The book said.

The book still doesn’t know how the image was stolen. However, investigators told her that the images teenagers used to blackmail her were sent from virtual private networks in Sweden and Russia.

As an influential lobbyist, a 17-year-old daughter, she found courage while going to anorexia, sleepless nights, and Tallahassee, fighting crying to convince lawmakers and Gob at the time. Jeb Bush passes a law requiring rape suspects to be tested for HIV.

Currently, she is a 37-year-old senator and feels well-positioned to fight back with the resources to hire a lawyer to remove images from the website. Many others are not.

Still, her childhood abuse had a beginning and an end — her abuser was charged and imprisoned — the case lasts forever.

“There are still things out there. Still, they never go away. People bought it, people were trading it, and this isn’t unique. It’s mostly for women every day. It’s happening, “she said.

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