Man slapped with lawsuit for "revenge porn" website

A San Diego-based court has ruled, that it has found sufficient evidence against a Californian man for making money off a "revenge porn" website by blackmailing the victims.

Kevin Bollaert, a resident of California, has been charged for posting explicit images of people without their consent and identity theft, to which he has pleaded not guilty. According to the information obtained by the court, Bollaert, ran a website called "UGotPosted" which enabled ex-lovers to provide photographs of their partners along with contact details and links to various social networking profiles which would later be posted to the website.

Additionally, the accused also set up a second website called "changemyreputation.com" for victims to pay $300-$350 in order to remove the objectionable content on his other website. Bollaert is believed to have earned thousands of dollars through this racket, although, he revealed that he earned around $900 per month from advertisements.

A German court recently ruled that ex-partners would have to delete intimate photos in case one of the partners demands so, but it will take time till such measures are actually practiced worldwide and some people will continue to misuse the content. This first of its kind case is set to go underway on July 16 in California.

Source: BBC | Computer Image via Shutterstock

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Robert.E.Wade said,
This is what you get when we have a society of loose morals. I'm not surprised, and I have no sympathy for any of them.

So it's the fault of the women who allow their partners to take erotic photo's of them?

Do you blame rape victims for wearing provocative clothing, too.

FloatingFatMan said,

So it's the fault of the women who allow their partners to take erotic photo's of them?

Do you blame rape victims for wearing provocative clothing, too.

Not everyone who gets raped wears exposing clothes. And no matter what they wear it doesnt give someone the right to rape another person.

Soldiers33 said,

Not everyone who gets raped wears exposing clothes. And no matter what they wear it doesnt give someone the right to rape another person.

Woosh....

Soldiers33 said,

Not everyone who gets raped wears exposing clothes. And no matter what they wear it doesnt give someone the right to rape another person.

The point I was making, you completely missed it. :p

Kevin Bollaert the creator of that site is also a Pedophile he also capped under age boys and girls on Stickam, I hope he gets charged for that also this guy is disgusting I am amazed at how many relationships he had on Stickam with girls it is creepy.

Capitalism - An economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state.

Extortion - the practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats.

This is straight forward extortion. And human stupidity. American scum isnt the only people who have done this. People from every country have done this.

Scabrat said,
Capitalism - An economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state.

So, under this concept, no state is capitalist. However, exist some countries that really tried to apply a full capitalist system and the result wasn't so nice.

I screwed up on the post. I wanted to say something funny and I just rushed and typed that without thinking whether or not it was funny. However, the people who replied to this thread, specifically techbeck, were funny. In the end, sorry about the post, if it offended you or anything.

Sounds like something Obi-Wan Kenobi would say. Good luck with your laptop thing, was really sorry to hear about your lost laptop. Hope everything goes back to normal.

Haha, make a revenge site then another for women to pay to have the pics removed from the revenge site, freakin genius lmfao!

*cough cough* I mean what a scam, may the punishment fit the crime, gotta pay to play if you get caught.

Odom said,
Why do you assume they're women? The article talks about partners and victims.

It's a broad generalization because I'd guess at least 90% or greater are no doubt women. I was making a joke, you don't need to be the politically correct police about it. It's a bloody internet comment for Christ's sake lol.