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    Default Ex-Girlfriend is Sending Pictures of Me to My New Girlfriend

    My question involves defamation in the state of: Pennsylvania
    I dated a girl for 2 years, I had a fling with another woman and since broke that off and now she is texting my girlfriend now with everything we have ever done together and forwarding messages from and pictures of me sleeping at her house...is this even legal??

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    Default Re: Ex Girlfriend Sending Pictures of Me to New Girlfriend

    Yes it's legal, and no it's not defamation. The minute you sent those texts and pic to Ms. Fling they became public, giving Ms. Fling the legal right to forward them on to whomever she wished to.

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    Yes it's legal, and no it's not defamation. The minute you sent those texts and pic to Ms. Fling they became public, giving Ms. Fling the legal right to forward them on to whomever she wished to.
    I doubt he sent her pictures of himself sleeping though...

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    I doubt he sent her pictures of himself sleeping though...
    But still probably legal - unless the sleeping pics show his private bits, maybe there's some cause of action for that, but whatever it is, it's certainly not defamation.

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    18 Pa.C.S.A. 3131. Unlawful dissemination of intimate image.

    (a) Offense defined.--Except as provided in sections 5903 (relating to obscene and other sexual materials and performances), 6312 (relating to sexual abuse of children) and 6321 (relating to transmission of sexually explicit images by minor), a person commits the offense of unlawful dissemination of intimate image if, with intent to harass, annoy or alarm a current or former sexual or intimate partner, the person disseminates a visual depiction of the current or former sexual or intimate partner in a state of nudity or engaged in sexual conduct.

    (b) Defense.--It is a defense to a prosecution under this section that the actor disseminated the visual depiction with the consent of the person depicted.

    (c) Grading.--An offense under subsection (a) shall be:

    (1) A misdemeanor of the first degree, when the person depicted is a minor.

    (2) A misdemeanor of the second degree, when the person depicted is not a minor.

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    Default Re: Ex Girlfriend Sending Pictures of Me to New Girlfriend

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    My question involves defamation in the state of: Pennsylvania
    I dated a girl for 2 years, I had a fling with another woman and since broke that off and now she is texting my girlfriend now with everything we have ever done together and forwarding messages from and pictures of me sleeping at her house...is this even legal??
    Has she sent your new gf any nude pictures of you or engaged in sexual acts? If she has that would be along the lines of "revenge porn' perhaps and that could get her in trouble. If it's just a picture of you sleeping that's creepy - but not illegal. Forwarding texts and messages isn't illegal either unless she hacked into your FB and forwarded messages. Then that might be illegal.

    If she's harassing you and/or your girlfriend you could possibly get a protection order. Otherwise the easiest course of action is to block her on every electronic form of communication possible. Phone. Social media. Just block her.

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    Default Re: Ex Girlfriend Sending Pictures of Me to New Girlfriend

    How old are you and the parties involved?

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    Default Re: Ex-Girlfriend is Sending Pictures of Me to My New Girlfriend

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    My question involves defamation in the state of: Pennsylvania
    I dated a girl for 2 years, I had a fling with another woman and since broke that off and now she is texting my girlfriend now with everything we have ever done together and forwarding messages from and pictures of me sleeping at her house...is this even legal??
    Unless she is texting unsolicited pornographic images, there's nothing illegal about it. You're the one who cheated on your girlfriend, so this is hardly an unexpected consequence and certainly has nothing to do with defamation.

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    Default Re: Ex-Girlfriend is Sending Pictures of Me to My New Girlfriend

    The law says "intimate" not pornographic.

    Thought the OP hasn't been back to respond to any of the previous posts.

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    The law says "intimate" not pornographic.
    The statute defines "intimate image" as meaning "a visual depiction of the current or former sexual or intimate partner in a state of nudity or engaged in sexual conduct".

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