Florida senator fights back over nude images stolen from her

Lauren Book sponsors bill to toughen Florida laws
State Sen. Lauren Book pledges allegiance, Jan. 11, 2022
Posted at 8:25 AM, Jan 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-25 08:57:49-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation, often tells the story about how she was sexually abused as a child for years by her nanny.

She channeled the pain into a lifetime of helping other abuse survivors. Now she's been victimized again, and she's taking action as only a legislator can.

Book told The Associated Press that a teenager tried to extort her months ago by threatening to reveal nude photos that were stolen from her.

She learned that the images had been bought and traded online for a decade. So now she's sponsoring a bill to toughen Florida laws in hopes of preventing other victims.

It will get its first hearing Tuesday.