My ex-boyfriend has nude photos of me that he is threatening to send and distribute to others, what are my rights?
Things have ended and he is now threatening to send them to others or post them online. What can I do? I realize that he will probably be able to post them before I can stop him. What can I do after? He was threatening to send them to people I know if I wouldn't speak or meet with him. I told him that it was blackmail and that I would go to the police if he continued. He said they were his pictures to do what he wanted with. They were not copyrighted.
Blackmail is a crime under CA Penal Code 518 (Extortion). Basically, if your boyfriend is using the pictures to get something from you, then he is violating the law. However, if these are simply his pictures that you took when together and he wants to put them on the Internet, he may do so. In this case, your bf wants to speak and meet with you and is holding the pictures over your head as a threat to not speaking or meeting with him. I suggest that you contact the police and make a formal complaint. The police will take action and teach this guy a less about morals and privacy. Take action immediately.