Lisa Bloom announced that she is now representing Blac Chyna. She also reported that they gave Rob Kardashian official notice of their intentions to file a restraining order in response to Kardashian’s Instagram “revenge porn” and social media tirade against his ex-fiancee and mother of his newborn child, Dream.
Kardashian’s Instagram account was removed after he posted elicit photos of Blac Chyna, which he did without her consent.
Bloom said in a statement: Mr. Kardashian, you are now on notice: revenge porn is illegal…Cyberbullying your ex is harassment.”
The statement seems to indicate that a restraining order is only the first step in the potential legal proceedings against Kardashian. There are various legal avenues a victim can take when it comes to “revenge porn,” including copyright infringement.
Bloom also seemed to take a strong, feminist stance, indicating that she and her client, Chyna, were making such moves not just on Chyna’s behalf but also on behalf of “too many women and girls [who] have been slut-shamed by exes.”
1 in 25 Americans will be the victim of “revenge porn,” or the nonconsensual release of explicit images of them, including naked/semi-naked photos and videos of sex that the victim either did not consent to having made or to having released publicly. A majority of those are women and girls.
Bloom’s statement continued: “It stops now…Your attempts to shame and control her are hereby rejected.” According to withoutmyconsent.org, 55% of domestic violence shelters and facilities report that their clients have been the victims of “revenge porn” which some experts link psychologically to the mentality of control, shame and abuse of domestic abusers.
In one response to Kardashian’s tirade, Chyna reportedly SnapChatted an accusation that he had beaten her while they were together.