British soccer player suing PornHub over release of sex video she made at 18-years- old

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A female soccer player in the UK is suing Canadian pornography emporium PornHub after an intimate video featuring her was stolen from her cloud account and posted to the site.

Leigh Nicol is just one of four British women -and thirty-four women in total- suing the website, with the lawsuit being formally filed on June 17.

The Crystal Palace player’s videos and pictures of her having sex at the age of 18 were stolen from her ICloud account and shared online by hackers.

“Over a year ago the process started, here is my statement on the filing,” Nicol wrote on Instagram. “Thank you to you all, my family, friends, colleagues, lawyers and you.”

In another statement, Nicol admitted to being a victim of the hack-and-post operation.

“I am one of those victims,” she said.

According to Sky Sports, Nicol went on to state that the video being available for all the world to see caused her incredible distress.

“When the videos appeared on PornHub it ruined my life, it killed my personality, it zapped the happiness out of me,” she said. “It brought me almost 2 years of shame, depression, anxiety, horrifying thoughts, public embarrassment and scars. I still bear those scars.”

At one point, Nicol admitted to becoming so upset, she ceased eating and drinking- eventually losing so much weight and water that she risked organ failure.

“The sickness was extreme. It was a mixture between having a panic attack and being sick. It got to the point where there was nothing to sick up and that went on for weeks,” she said. “When I take myself back to that place, I can still feel the sickness in my tummy.”

PornHub’s statement was relatively canned and impersonal.

“PornHub is currently reviewing and investigating the complaint filed today in California,” read the statement obtained by LadBible. “PornHub has zero tolerance for illegal content and investigates any complaint or allegation made about content on our platforms. We stand resolutely with all victims of internet-related abuse. PornHub takes every complaint regarding the abuse of its platform seriously, including those of the plaintiffs in this case. PornHub has in place the most comprehensive safeguards in user-generated platform history, which include the banning of uploads from unverified users, expanding our moderation processes, and cooperating with dozens of non-profit organizations around the world.”

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