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Amber Heard touts revenge porn bill on Capitol Hill

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Actress Amber Heard was on Capitol Hill Wednesday to tout a bill that would make revenge porn a federal crime — after dozens of states, including New York, passed similar legislation over the past year.

The SHIELD Act, sponsored by Rep. John Katko (R-NY) and Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA), is a reintroduction of the legislation that the share of sexually compromising photos of a person without their consent is an offence punishable by a penalty up to five years imprisonment, or both.

“Nonconsensual porn is one of the worst violations of privacy and does not discriminate against anyone, instead, it disproportionately affects women all over the world with devastating consequences,” Heard said.

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“The intimate content that is released on the internet is virtually impossible to remove, further topics of victims of harassment and judgement from strangers and acquaintances alike,” the “Aquaman” star continued.

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“It can be the result and often not in a devastating economic, social, and psychological consequences.”

Heard, 33, said she experienced some of the consequences of this in 2014, when nude photos of herself and other actresses and models were leaked online.

“The nonconsensual pornography that influence on me is still there and remains to this day,” she said. “If it can happen to me it can happen to anyone — and it works.”

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This federal law would follow the revenge porn laws in New York in February.

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The legislation followed a series of Post reports in which the effects are desired photography has had on the victims as well as their intimate images were splashed on various social media or sent to members of the family and employers.

Unlike in other states, the New York bill is a provision that can be used to harness the power of Google and other internet companies to remove violent, pornographic material under order of the court.

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The proposed federal legislation does not seem of that provision.

This story originally appeared on Page Six.

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