KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If someone takes nude pictures of you with your consent, did you know they don’t need your permission to post them online?
A Kansas City area woman says when she opened an email from someone she didn’t recognize and was shocked because she recognized the image in front of her. It was a nude picture of her.
Alecia Clemmons says her former husband took a nude picture of her and posted it online after they divorced. She says she went to the authorities and was shocked again when she discovered it wasn’t against the law.
“I felt like my privacy had been violated,” says Clemons.
Clemmons says because her ex-husband didn’t secretly photograph her or try to blackmail her with the picture, it was perfectly legal to post the nude pictures of her online without her permission.
Clemmons says bills to outlaw revenge pornography in the Kansas and Missouri House of Representatives never made it out of committee.
Kansas State Representative Stephanie Clayton says she plans to ask the chair of the Kansas House Judiciary committee to call for a vote on the measure in hopes of getting the bill to end revenge pornography put into law.
Clemmons says she also hopes her Facebook page ‘End Revenge Pornography’ will gain public support and put pressure on lawmakers on both sides of the state line to make it illegal to post nude pictures without a person’s permission.