FEMEN member ‘blackmailed’ with sex tapes by ex-boyfriend
BODRUMA Turkish member of the international activist group FEMEN has claimed that an ex-boyfriend blackmailed her with nude photos and sex tapes filmed without her knowledge.
The 27-year-old, identified only as D.D., notified her lawyers about the alleged blackmail, Doğan News Agency reported.
She confirmed the news through her social media accounts, claiming a 33-year-old man whom she had a relationship with for three months last summer sent her a threatening message. “I have your very cute videos and photos. I can share them with all of Turkey,” the man allegedly told her in the message.
D.D. clarified during an interview with Doğan that the photos and videos were secretly recorded. “I’ve filed a criminal complaint. The justice system will take him into account for this ugly incident,” she said.
As one of the first Turkish members of FEMEN, D.D. has participated in a number of headline-grabbing topless protests against politicians. In December 2013, she was photographed in an Istanbul street with a Turkish flag and a “No to War” slogan painted on her bare chest.
Before announcing that she had left FEMEN in October, D.D. had also participated in a protest against Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç, who had triggered public outcry by claiming “chaste women should not laugh in public.”
FEMEN is an international protest group founded in Ukraine in 2008. The organization became internationally known for organizing topless protests against sex tourism, international marriage agencies, sexism and other social, national and international ills. FEMEN Turkey was opened in October 2013.