Jeff Bezos has received praise for his retaliation against the threat of having his privacy exposed. Through his Twitter page, he acknowledged the "blackmail" he had been receiving in a lengthy post titled "No thank you, Mr Pecker", including an extraordinary level of detail of the back and forth emails received from The National Enquirer and the very photographs he was reportedly being threatened with.
In this article for Spears, our Managing Associate Jennifer Agate and Trainee Solicitor Erika Federis-Cox query whether this bold retaliation to the threatened release of intimate photographs could replace injunctions as the norm.
Sadly many victims of revenge porn (if this is what it is) don’t realise they have any recourse when things take a turn for the worst. As Bezos himself says, ‘If in my position I can’t stand up to this kind of extortion, how many people can?’