Meet The American YouTube Star Making Revenge Porn History In The UK

Up until recently, Chrissy Chambers, 24, was famous for her youtube channel, BriaAndChrissy. But now she’s accused her ex of posting revenge porn online – and she won't back down until he's held accountable

Two years ago, YouTube star Chrissy Chambers got an email from a friend, telling her to search ‘Chrissy Chambers Porno’. Apparently somebody had been telling her fans that there were X-rated videos of her on the internet. Her fans were talking about them – accusing her of being a porn star.

Chrissy couldn’t believe it – as far as she was aware, she’d never made a sex tape. She’d been with her girlfriend, Bria Kam, 28, for two years. The only videos online were the the ones they made together – discussing music, makeup and their sexuality – racking up over 85million views, and nearly 500,000 subscribers along the way.

‘[But] I googled my name and links came up,’ she recalls. ‘It was like my heart had stopped.’

Discovering with the click of one button that a British man who she’d dated when she was 18 appeared to have uploaded six separate ‘revenge porn’ sex tapes, she panicked.

‘You don’t see his face. You only see me,’ she explains in an interview with The Guardian. ‘I looked unconscious… They had already been online for years, had tens of thousands of views and were spread to more than 35 different porno sites.’

Now Chrissy, who believes the videos were made when she was drunk and her then-partner wasn’t, is making legal history as the first person to bring a civil suit and a criminal case against a British citizen in relation to revenge porn.

Because although Chrissy is American, she maintains the videos were only uploaded after her ex returned to the UK. And while in April a law came into play making it illegal to upload sexual pictures or videos of somebody to the internet without their permission, it’s still not enough. Photos or video content that are hacked, or restributed between porn sites, are still not considered illegal. And for the victims whose photos were uploaded before the law came into play, there’s very little they can do.

“I want him to have to be responsible. I want to make him pay,” Chrissy says. “The damages we’ve suffered are staggering. The thousands of dollars in my health care bills, and thousands of dollars in losses from my youtube channel.”

“[Revenge porn] is ruining people lives. I’m going to fight, and continue to fight, for it not to ruin mine.”

Sign Chrissy’s petition to help revenge porn victims in the US here.

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