Maine Supreme Court affirms order for protection from abuse in "revenge porn" case

    By: Karen M. Richardson on Feb 11, 2014

    Maine Supreme Court affirms the order for protection from abuse in Clark v. McClane, the "revenge porn" case. 

    In November, 2013 NAWL filed an amicus brief in support of Ms. Clark, who obtained a protection order against a man who threatened to post private photographs of her on a website designed to encourage other men to contact her.  Today, the Maine Supreme court reasons that "abuse comes in many forms, and neither the plain language of the protection statute nor [their] prior interpretations of it requires evidence of physical harm or the risk of physical harm to sustain a finding of abuse....  Rather, contrary to McLane's contention, [the court] agree[s] with the District Court that, at a minimum, the definition of 'abuse' [in the statute] encompasses McLane's behavior."

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    Released: February 11, 2014, 11:00 am | Updated: February 18, 2014, 11:02 am
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