Revenge porn: Man who posted nude photos of ex for spite gets 30 days in jail, 5 years probation

Revenge porn: Man who posted nude photos of ex for spite gets 30 days in jail, 5 years probation

Months after dozens of explicit photos of her were posted online in a campaign of cyber-harassment, the 29-year-old Miami victim remains shaken.

“I do not have words to describe how this has affected my life. I used to feel damaged beyond repair, and sometimes I still do, but I will overcome it,” the woman said in a letter read to the court. “The paranoia, fear and constant anxiety attacks made me feel like I did not deserve to live even one day in peace.”

But Friday offered closure as her ex-boyfriend, a Miami Beach information technology consultant named Antonio Giansante, accepted responsibility for spreading the “revenge porn.” He agreed to spend 30 days in jail and complete five years of probation.

The deal was a significant win for crusaders against cyber stalking. The woman’s letter was read to the judge by Miami lawyer Elisa D’Amico, the co-founder of the Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project, which worked extensively with the victim and fights against revenge porn.

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“I look at this as a great victory,” said D’Amico, who was honored this year by the Florida Supreme Court for advocating for victims of revenge porn.

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