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June 16, 2018 12:18 pm

A woman has filed a lawsuit against a University of Central Florida (UCF) fraternity, accusing its members of circulating “revenge porn” and sharing nude photos and videos of women on a secret Facebook page without their consent.

Kathryn Novak filed the lawsuit against the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity and five of its members in federal district court in Florida on Wednesday, June 13th. She is being represented by Michael Avenatti, the attorney who has gained prominence this year while representing adult film star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Donald Trump.

Novak, a student in Arizona, was in a long-distance relationship with University of Central Florida student Brandon Simpson, who recorded a sexual encounter with Novak and then shared the video with several fraternity members without her consent, according to the lawsuit.

The video was displayed at a fraternity chapter meeting and was also disseminated on a secret Facebook page called the “Dog Pound,” where “fraternity brothers routinely posted electronic images of their sexual ‘conquests,’” according to the lawsuit.

Simpson could not immediately be reached for comment.

The university did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The national Delta Sigma Phi fraternity announced Thursday, June 14th, that it had suspended the University of Central Florida chapter. “While we cannot comment on specific allegations made in the lawsuit, these claims are disturbing and antithetical to our organization’s values and mission,” the organization said in a statement.

Revenge porn has become an increasingly common issue, and lawmakers and tech companies have faced pressure in recent years to do more to prevent it.

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