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The law is often on your side if you regret performing in a sex video

You might be surprised to hear that more often than not, the law is on your side when it comes to changing your mind about performing in an adult film. If you are feeling ripped apart, full of anxiety, paranoid, that your career is over and you have had suicidal thoughts because you feel that you were harassed into performing in a sex video, that are now on the internet and do not know where to turn, there is help available to you.

Why do people regret performing in sex videos

How the use of drugs or alcohol may invalidate your consent

How would you know that you regret performing in an adult video

Is a model release form valid

What to do if you regret performing in a sex video

Why do people regret performing in sex videos

You may have been threatened that there is proof of your consent to appearing in the sex video and you do not know where to stand, legally and you may feel that because the porn videos are spreading like wildfire, there is nothing that can be done to clean the internet as quickly as possible.

Perhaps you were led to believe, prior to being harassed into performing in a sex video, that it was a modelling contract, advertised online on Craigslist or another innocuous website, and that it would be an easier and more lucrative way of making money while you were at college and much safer than working in a bar and certainly less tiresome than working in retail or as a waiter, in the evenings and over the weekend, in order to pay your bills.

One simple advertisement that asked for 'good looking college students wanted for modelling work', which took you to meet a fully legitimate looking female online that took your contact details down and arranged for you to meet in a well known chain hotel for the shoot, could have led you down the path of being exploited. This is the criminal offence of Controlling and Coercive Behaviour and it is another form of harassment and it is rife in the adult video sex worker industry.

You may have backed out, but by the time you were interviewed and reassured that the one off sex performance would be for a DVD distribution to wealthy clients only in another country and you would earn thousands of pounds, you felt pressured and harassed into performing in a sex video. That is money that you couldn't ever have earned in a couple of years at a bar, for the one off sex video performance and you have student bills to pay. Especially if you were guaranteed by someone that you thought looked trustworthy and was a college student, like yourself, that the porn video would not be posted online, you would be disguised and remain anonymous and your legal name would not be used. 

How the use of drugs or alcohol may invalidate your consent

You may or may not have been plied with alcohol and drugs when you consented to act in the porn video. What may have happened is that by the time you have flown to and paid to go to the hotel, with the return flights at the control of a sex film producer and reassured, by another college student (who may also have been oblivious to the coercion and exploitation that they were under), that the modelling work was actually performing in a sex video but it would not be posted online and you would earn thousands of dollars or pounds.

You may not have realised that you were being filmed, agreeing to the contract and afterwards, you were then threatened with being sued for the cost of the hotel room, which was money that you didn't have, if you didn't comply to performing in a sex video. You might have felt yourself having no control over the situation and were manipulated into having no choice over this harmless, safe and easy way to make money.

How would you know that you regret performing in an adult video

You may have been notified from people that you know, that they are receiving links to these humiliating videos. You most likely are feeling paranoid that everyone knows about them, you are feeling judged by being harassed into performing in a sex video and the easiest thing would be to give up and not want to leave the house.

You need to know that you are not alone and there help available.  Please don't give up. We have assisted many individuals that were feeling as despairing as you are and they are now leading their lives as normal as they were before the excruciating pain of being harassed into performing in a sex video and then seeing them being posted all across the internet. 

The excruciating pain of feeling ashamed may be just be at the bottom of the list of the many emotions you are feeling right now if it didn't quite pan out as you were led to believe and the sex video was posted online with links to other porn sites and with your legal name attached. You are also feeling exploited, coerced, abused, violated, angry, cheated, depressed about being harassed into performing in a sex video and feel like your career is over before it has begun, and that many of your relationships could possibly have been fractured or ruined.

Is a model release form valid

What often happens is not only that the sex video appearing online, with links to mainstream porn sites but your legal name and other private or identifying information is also posted. It's so horrendously painful for you and you are possibly wondering if there is any legal help for performing in a sex video, especially if you are being threatened that you had consented and the producers have proof of your consent.

It is often possible for you to claim that any model release form that you might have signed, is invalid or unlawful. This is particularly true if we you can show that you were coerced and controlled into performing and harassed into signing the contract with psychological, financial and emotional threats. In many cases contracts and consent, and release forms are false and invalid documents, since anything that is not consensual (being under the influence is not being fully coherent to be consensual and neither is doing more than originally agreed).

If, for example, you went to the initial  meeting with the video producer on the premise of modelling work since that is the advertisement that you responded to and it was not part of what has been agreed upon in terms of services and labour and therefore it entered into the realm of assault.

What to do if you regret performing in a sex video

If you regret performing in a sex video, act immediately. Tell the producer as soon as possible and this if not possible or if the producer would not listen to you, take legal advice without delay. There is nothing to be ashamed of if this has happened to you and you were coerced and harassed into performing in a sex video, or coerced into being the recruiter on behalf of the porn producer. Even if you were just trying to make a living and you were taken advantage of, you can still change your mind. You have rights over your personal data and the publication of your performance in a porn film is an act of processing your data by a number of parties, including the film producer. 

We will be able to help you assess your legal position and in most cases, we will be able to facilitate the removal of your porn film from the internet. We will support you on the road to recovery from your experiences in the adult industry, by making doing whatever the law allows us to do to put things right for you. Make no assumptions about the law until you seek legal advice. 

We can sometimes work on a no win no fee arrangement but we will always ask that you pay for the initial legal advice as this is the first step that you will be taking to regain control over your life, so far as, at least, this chapter in your life is concerned. We are a dedicated internet law firm, helping hundreds of individuals, just like you each achieve freedom from all types of online harassment. Being coerced, controlled and harassed is not your fault.  Call us now 0800-612-7211.

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