Someone is threatening to use my professional images to out my sex worker status. What can I do?
If someone is threatening to share images or out your status, we would encourage you to collect evidence of the threats, block, and stop all communication. Blackmail is a serious crime in the UK and depending on what else is happening, this may be covered by Harassment laws. We would encourage you to report this to the police and also make a report to National Ugly Mugs which can help to protect other sex workers from the same crime.
Threats to share intimate content is not yet a specific offence under UK law, but threats to share personal private sexual content to cause distress is included under the sentencing guidelines of the Communications Act (2003).
It may also be a good idea to review and raise your privacy settings on all personal social media accounts, you can find more about this here.