Ellie Melaugh, 20, put her ex through revenge porn nightmare. Suspended sentence.

Here we go again. Extracts:

A jilted saleswoman turned her ex’s life into a ‘nightmare’ after posting explicit images of him on the internet. Ellie Melaugh is believed to be the first female convicted of targeting a man since so-called revenge porn legislation was introduced a year ago.

The 20-year-old uploaded intimate photographs of her former boyfriend to Facebook and Twitter, and set up a fake profile on dating site Plenty of Fish. The images, accompanied by his name and full address, were seen by the victim’s mother and grandparents as well as countless strangers…

Melaugh also threatened to burn down her ex’s house and messaged his sister, saying: ‘I hope that your little girl gets cancer.’

The victim said he was forced to leave his job as a manager at a respected national firm as a result of the attacks. He said: ‘She was a childish woman who would strop, stamp her feet and cry if she did not get her way.

‘Near the end of the relationship I felt scared of her, she would not leave me alone. One night we rowed and I said I would go to the pub so she could calm down. When I turned around she was eating my money to stop me. She had a £10 note in her mouth and swallowed it.’…

Melaugh, of Bromley, South East London, admitted a revenge pornography offence and harassment at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court last month. Sentencing her to a 12-week jail term, suspended for two years, magistrate Rachel Lipscomb described Melaugh as ‘vulnerable’.

 

 

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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3 Responses to Ellie Melaugh, 20, put her ex through revenge porn nightmare. Suspended sentence.

  1. Paul Rogers says:

    “Sentencing her to a 12-week jail term, suspended for two years, magistrate Rachel Lipscomb described Melaugh as ‘vulnerable’.”

    Equality needs to be defined in terms of equality of rights, opportunity and responsibility. By implication, are men invulnerable in prison? Its funny how gender equity works; women can be fire officers, or other roles demanding certain physical standards, as the differences between men and women are mere social constructs.

    But women should not be charged, convicted or sentenced like men, as women are demonstrably different to men.

    I have an IQ in three figures, but I can’t understand how this dual standard can pass without question by anyone who claims to support equal rights

  2. nrjnigel says:

    You do a great service. I find there is a remarkable reluctance to face this well researched and evidenced “benign” sexism in our criminal justice system. It is important to out this deep vein

  3. sanity2014 says:

    Everything is ‘suspended’ for women in the west….. work performance, sports performance/tennis, sick leave, dress code, criminal sentencing, divorce settlements, etc…

    About time to start sustaining it all, just like we do for men. Or is it not democracy we live in ?

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