Letter From Hollie Toups

*Photo taken Friday, January 18, 2013 Guiseppe Barranco/The Enterprise

*Photo taken Friday, January 18, 2013 Guiseppe Barranco/The Enterprise

Dear Revenge Porn Victim, The moments after you first see your naked photos on the internet for display is a pivotal moment in your life.  It’s a moment when time stands still, and everything, EVERYTHING changes.  In an instant you lose not only your privacy and your confidence, but you are soon made to feel you’ve lost your voice as you cry out for help, and it seems no one’s listening. I don’t have to imagine how helpless you feel, I know how helpless you feel.  I’ve lived it.




You soon become desperate, and are willing to do ANYTHING to have your pictures removed and to feel relief.  You just want it to GO AWAY!  These spineless, predatory cowards lurking in the shadows behind involuntary porn websites know that you will get desperate enough to do anything they tell you.  They offer you relief in return for your payment, or they claim they will remove pictures if you publish your “story” on their site.  They come up with all sort of ways to “help” you.  In reality, nothing they say they are willing to do is to help you, but rather help them.  You’ve already been exploited!  Don’t let them further humiliate you, and use you to their advantage.  Stand up for yourself, take a stand against them and let them know they will not win.  Don’t tell THEM your story; tell a lawyer, tell an investigator, tell Bullyville, tell the public!  Expose them the way they’ve exposed you, and in turn hold them accountable for their actions!  There ARE good people out there willing to help you!  There ARE options!  They can only get away with what we allow them to.  You are the only one who can take away their power, by taking a STAND!


Your friend, Hollie Toups



*Photo taken Friday, January 18, 2013 Guiseppe Barranco/The Enterprise