Lauren Book deepfake nude extortion

January 2022
Last updated: October 2022

AP reports that Florida lawmaker Lauren Book has been subjected to an extortion attempt using deepfake nude photos. Stolen graphic images of her and her husband have also been circulating online since 2020.

South Florida teenager Jeremy Kampervee allegedly attempted to extort Book by demanding USD 5,000 in exchange for not releasing sexually explicit photographs of her. The photos featured 'female genitalia and the portrayal of a sexual act'.

Kampervee later pleaded no contest to charges of extortion and cyberstalking,

Book responded by introducing legislation would strengthen Florida’s revenge porn law by making it a felony to buy, sell or trade stolen sexually explicit images from someone’s phone or other digital devices.

It also makes disseminating altered or created sexually explicit images a felony.

The 'Sexually Related Offenses' law was signed by Governor Ron DeSantis on June 27, 2022 and took on October 1, 2022.

Operator: Jeremy Kampervee

Developer: Jeremy Kampervee

Country: USA

Sector: Politics

Purpose: Extortion

Technology: Deepfake - image

Issue: Privacy; Ethics
Opacity:
Governance; Privacy