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Sex worker harassment is rife 

Until decriminalisation happens, sex workers are left feeling vulnerable, persecuted and unsupported with any legal issues that they may have which is internet related.

Sex workers, escorts, porn stars, strippers and online sex performers can suffer horrendous abuse and harassment, just as all people from all walks of life can, but perhaps more so because of societal stigmatism or coercion. Many sex workers do not go to the police feeling that they will be disbelieved, victim-blamed and perhaps face more violence for seeking help. Plus, there is the general consensus that there isn't a lawyer that would would understand or represent them. 

Many sex workers choose to do sex work and manage their own business online, through social media and their own websites and the sex worker harassment and abuse that they can be up against, due to the stigma and lack of support for the safety of sex workers can leave many sex workers feeling vulnerable and isolated.  

Most sex workers that are controlled by others can find themselves in abusive, coercive situations from which escape is both difficult and dangerous, and they often fear their pimps or sex film producers. Some sex workers are migrants and fear deportation should they seek help and traffiked sex workers do not hold their own passports. Many of these sex workers not only complain of fear for their lives but also of the ramifications of having sex film videos about them on the internet and also of a distorted sense of normality because of the mental power that the controllers have over them.

Sex video producers can often exploit the porn film actors, plying them with alcohol and drugs to get them to sign consent orders and release forms and all the while, humiliate them, sexually and physically abuse them, sell their sex videos all across the internet and keeping them under their control. Fearing for their lives and of exposure, many sex workers and sex video actors feel unprotected and at the mercy of their clients, pimps and sex film producers. This gives oxygen to the perpetrators of sex worker harassment.

There are very few lawyers in the UK who have experience in providing legal advice and understanding to sex workers. Advising on online harassment, breach of privacy and coercive and controlling behaviour, as well as understanding the internet for instance and removing images and sex videos, are specialist legal topics, which means you should always seek advice from a specialist internet lawyer who represents people from all walks of life in all professions; an internet lawyer that understands the intricacies of the internet and criminal law, that can empathise with their clients and appreciate the privacy required and who will not judge. All of our clients are important to us and everyone is treated with the same respect and everyone can expect the same level of commitment, even our no win no fee clients.   

Cohen Davis don't care where you are from or what you do but we do care if you are being abused, harassed, treated badly and are feeling desperate for legal help. Acting for the vulnerable on the internet, is a specialism of ours. Let us help you now. 

Sex worker harassment legal advice is something that Cohen Davis will always offer you, whenever you need it - 0800-612-7211. Contact us here if you cannot talk right now and we can talk at a more comfortable time for you. 

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