On July 10 2017, Blac Chyna was awarded a restraining order by a California judge, against her ex-fiancé, Rob Kardashian. This temporary restraining order has been put in place after Rob posted explicit pictures of his ex-partner online. This deliberate revenge porn attack is a huge violation and viewed as a branch of domestic violence.

Shockingly enough, Mr Kardashian didn’t show up to the hearing, however his lawyer made sure to tell the court that his client “regrets” his actions.

Well, no sh*t Sherlock. Of course he “regrets” his actions, given that his actions were abusive, egregious and as a matter of fact, illegal. That’s right, in the state of California revenge porn is against the law, which states that it is illegal to intentionally distribute “the image of the intimate body part or parts of another identifiable person”.

So yeah, posting it to Instagram was probably not the best course of action for you Rob. You’re just lucky that it falls under domestic violence and doesn’t put you on the sex-offenders’ registrar.

The reality stars co-parent their child Dream, which makes the whole situation more unnerving. The order shall be re-examined in August, and the pair maintain joint custody of their child until that point at least.

Here’s the thing; co-parenting isn’t an easy task to begin with, however throw in posting intimate pictures of you online, accusing you of cheating, drugs and plastic surgery, does not the Waltons make, I’m afraid.

The offensive posts were removed from both Instagram and Twitter shortly after being posted.

Revenge Porn is an idea that has been gaining traction in recent years, in part due to our modern reliance of social media, and partly because we have really handy cameras that we take everywhere with us.

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The most horrific part of the revenge porn ordeal is that most often, the pictures are sent or shared initially, because you cared for and truly trusted the recipient. Usually that’s what hurts the most.

Blac Chyna herself says: “I was devastated, of course, I’m like, ‘How could somebody post these pictures of me?’”

Revenge porn has been illegal in the UK since 2015, so if someone does share explicit photos of you, without your consent, then you are a victim of a crime. In a lot of cases, people feel at fault as they trusted their significant other enough to take or share some aesthetically pleasing angles of themselves. You’re supposed to trust your partner, that’s the point. At the end of the day, they are to blame, not you.

However I do feel the need to state that if you are under the age of consent, please don’t send explicit pictures of yourself, as they technically fall under child pornography and it can have terrible consequences for you and the person who receives said pictures.

If you have had intimate pictures of yourself shared without your consent here in the UK, contact the Revenge Porn Helpline, it really is an amazing place for support. Unfortunately, it has to rely on crowdfunding as a result of government cuts, but you can help out by pledging here, so that this amazing service can continue to support victims.

Image via Blac Chyna’s Instagram

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