NYPD cop says she is a victim of revenge porn cyber-bullying after ‘miserable fellow officer circulated nude photos of a woman on social media and claimed it was her’
- Cristina Villeda, an officer for the NYPD, says she was bullied by a fellow officer
- She alleged her ‘blue family’ circulated nude photos of a woman and claimed it was her
- But she denied the rumors, stating the woman in the photo was not her because she’s never had a belly piercing, owned a pink iPhone and has curly hair
- Villeda is new to the NYPD, having begun her career in 2017
- The case is being investigated and could be treated as revenge porn, which was outlawed in the state in July 2019
A policewoman in the New York Police Department says she was a victim of cyber-bullying after her fellow officers circulated naked photos of a woman, and claimed they were of her.
Officer Cristina Villeda of the 43rd precinct in The Bronx pushed back against her co-workers in a now deleted Instagram post that denied she was the woman in the nude photos.
In the post she wrote: ‘Who ever is saying this is me is so wrong!
Attached to the caption were two suggestive photos of a naked woman side-by-side, according to NY Post.
Officer Cristina Villeda (pictured) said she was being cyber-bullied by her fellow cops after they reportedly circulated nude photos thought to be of Villeda around the internet
She continued the caption, pointing out the reasons the unidentified woman was not her.
‘I’ve never in my life had my belly pierced, I’ve never owned a pink iPhone and I have curly hair!’
‘You don’t know if I have a boyfriend or family! You guys are so wrong for this! Poor girl who’s picture is going around! And If I’m posting this, it’s because this is never something I do.’
In a follow up post, Villeda revealed it was a member of her ‘Blue Family’ that shared the explicit photos.
Villeda (pictured) took to Instagram to dispute the rumors and call out a fellow police officer who is allegedly behind the leaked photos of an unidentified woman
She said: ”The saddest part about this all is that it’s my own ‘Blue Family’ (cops) who made this up.’
‘For the police officer who started this all, God bless your soul.’
‘You must be a miserable person to try and bring another one down through lies, and yes I’ll gladly say it’s a cop so people can see and know how embarrassing it is when it’s one of your own trying to tarnish you through false statements.’
The post reportedly had the hashtags: ‘stop bullying’, ‘stay strong’ and ‘ignore the hate’.
She said neither her ‘ego’ nor ‘pride’ was hurt by the situation.
Villeda joined the NYPD in 2017, according to CAPstat, and NY Post reports she is a United States Marine Corps veteran.
The 43rd precinct in the Bronx (pictured) and the NYPD are currently investigating the situation
A NYPD spokeswoman told NY Post the situation is undergoing internal review.
The incident, which could be considered revenge porn, is now punishable up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill outlawing revenge porn in New York in 2019, making it the first state in the nation to do so.
In a statement, Cuomo said: ‘Our laws have not kept pace with technology and how abusers can use it to harass, intimidate and humiliate intimate partners.’
‘By criminalizing the publication of revenge porn, we are empowering victims of this heinous act to take action against their abusers and showing them a path to justice.’
The bill also allows victims to seek court ordered injunctions that would require websites to remove any identified images.
The unlawful distribution of revenge porn is now considered a Class A misdemeanor.