Woman Wins $3.2M After Revenge Porn Lawsuit on Ex-Husband & New Partner

According to the Fayetteville Observer   A Fayetteville bartender won a $3.2 million verdict Monday evening against her ex-husband and his new girlfriend in what appears to be North Carolina’s first revenge porn lawsuit to reach a jury verdict. Elizabeth Clark’s case said that she and Adam Clark, who is an Army major stationed on Fort Bragg, had been married since April 2010. They had two children together. She alleged that he began an affair with Barrett, an Army lieutenant colonel, in 2016, when Adam Clark was temporarily working at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Elizabeth’s lawyer, Michael Porter, stated in his closing arguments to the jury that Kim was recently divorced at the start of her affair with Adam and stole him away from his wife because she wanted to start a family. Elizabeth sued Adam Clark for” alienation-of-affection,” when he left her for Kimberly Rae Barrett and sued both of them for posting nude images of her online.

The evidence included sexting between Adam Clark and Barrett prior, in which he sent a sexually explicit video of himself, Porter said.

Some of the other allegations in the case:

• Adam Clark was unhappy with the child support payments he owed Elizabeth Clark.

• He posted online a topless photo of Elizabeth Clark on Facebook and to the Kik dating and sexual hookup app that she had sent him when they still had a sexual relationship. And he also posted an unflattering photo on Facebook of her in undergarments that she had made when she was trying to lose weight.

• He had stalked her.

Barrett and Adam Clark’s lawyers argued that there was little evidence that Elizabeth Clark had been harmed by the pictures and comments. They also said there was a lack of direct evidence that the topless photo was shared to Kik. There was evidence a version of it with her naked breast partly covered with a star was shared to Facebook.

After an hour of deliberation after a five-day trial, the court sided with Elizabeth and awarded her a $1 million judgment. Kim was then ordered to pay Elizabeth $1.2 million while Adam was ordered to pay his ex-wife $1 million.

Elizabeth celebrating her victory with her Lawyers.
photo:Paul Woolverton/Fayetteville observer

Elizabeth Clark said Monday evening that she nearly fainted as the jury said it had sided with her and the monetary awards were announced.

The first figure announced was $1 million.

“I was kind of confused at first,” she said.

She looked at one of her lawyers, José Coker. He was calm, she said. So she looked to her left at Adam Clark and Barrett at the defense table just a few yards away.

“And Kim was bawling or starting to bawl,” Elizabeth Clark said. “It hit me.”

“I did believe I was going to win because I knew what I was telling was the truth,” Elizabeth added.. “And I know my story, and I knew what I lived through every single day and still to this day, and what I’m going to continue to live through.”

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