This guide provides general information and answers some common questions about the law related to the distribution of intimate images. The legal information is intended for individuals aged 18 and up.
This information is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice. We strongly recommend consulting with a lawyer to get legal advice about your specific situation.
A Note on Language: Language is important. It holds a lot of power. You may or may not identify with the word “survivor” or “victim”. Police, lawyers, judges, and others involved in the legal system may refer to you as a “victim”, “plaintiff”, “witness”, or “complainant” even though you may not identify with any of these terms. This is the language used by the legal system and in courts and does not mean you or your reaction to the incident is being judged. In this guide, we use the term “survivor.” However, we know that not everyone who has experienced sexual violence and/or intimate partner violence will identify this way.