Dozens of Women Join 'Revenge Porn' Class Action Lawsuit Against Texxxan.com

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But that doesn't mean Texxxan.com will flourish. In fact, the website put up a message saying it is down and posted a statement saying, "The framework was simply built as an image submission platform for viewers to use that could have been taken down many different routes, even though we have now seen the main route that it has taken and the controversy it has caused. We are now assessing the situation and will do our best to make the best decisions pertaining to this issue that will hopefully benefit all individuals involved."

"The websites are going to die by their own power," Goldman said. "They won't survive, not because of the law, but because the marketplace will drum them out."

There's also a change.org petition to "End Revenge Porn," that has more than 1,100 signatures and growing.

Kelly Hinson, another woman involved in the lawsuit, said she was approached by a stranger at Wal-Mart about explicit photos of her online.

"An older man probably in his 50s [was] telling me he saved my photos to his computer," she said. "I literally ran away from this guy. I was so terrified because now my safety is involved."

Hinson is pregnant and she said seeing intimate images of herself online left her emotionally shattered. She said she was almost hospitalized because of high-risk pregnancy concerns and still can't sleep.

"It is horrible to see that you are plastered all over this site," she said. "And your family sees it and you just think, 'OK, great. I can't have a kid in this area because everyone is going to remember this.'"

But so-called "revenge porn" sites are often operating in secret with phantom email addresses, phony names and fake information.

"As they register the domain and pay for it, that address is theirs," Morgan said.

In fact, the women's lawyer received an email threatening to re-post his clients' "photos and their names and addresses ... for all the world to see," simply because the women had come forward to expose the men who had exposed so much of them.

Morgan said part of his job is to gather clues in email addresses and other corners of cyberspace.

"My job is to gather the footprints and have the appropriate professionals who can put them together and find out what shoe fits and find the owner of the shoe," he said.

These women are painfully aware that they have lost control of their own images, as well as their reputations.

"On the website, he was calling us his exploits and talking about us like we are sluts," Taschinger said.

But they feel their only recourse is to speak out, even if the backlash is, at times, as harsh as the initial betrayal.

"It's totally stressful, it has been eating me up," Taschinger said. "But coming forward and speaking out about it has really made me feel a little bit stronger and less helpless."

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