Carrie Goldberg

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Carrie A. Goldberg (born 1977) is an American attorney who specializes in sexual privacy violations,[1][2] particularly revenge porn[2] and online abuse.[3] She represents Lucia Evans and Paz de la Huerta, alleged victims of the film producer Harvey Weinstein.[4][5] She is based in Brooklyn, New York City.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Goldberg grew up in Aberdeen, Washington.[6] She received a B.A. degree from Vassar College in 1999[7] and a J.D. degree from Brooklyn Law School.[6]


Before setting up her firm, she worked as the Director of Legal Services with the Vera Institute of Justice[2][6] and as a case manager[clarification needed] for victims of the Holocaust.[1][8]

She says her experience of being harassed online by a former partner was her motivation to start her law firm.[1][2][9]

Her work against revenge porn is best known but her career as an attorney is broader, including work against sexual extortion,[2][10] online harassment,[3][11] and cyberstalking, as well as representing victims of sexual assault. She has criticised New York City Department of Education for failing to protect and to provide care for female African-American students who were sexually assaulted at school[12][13][14] In 2015 she obtained a settlement of $950,000 for a teenage client whose report of sexual assault was badly mishandled by her school's administration.[9][15]

Goldberg also represents Matthew Herrick who is suing the gay dating app Grindr for failing to stop a user from sending sexually aggressive men to his home and job under the assumption that they were going to have violent sex.[16]

She is a board member of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, a non-profit that tries to raise awareness of life-altering consequences of revenge porn. In 2017, the Electronic Privacy Information Center awarded her a Privacy Champion award.[17]

In 2017, Sony Television announced that it was developing a dramatic television series based on Goldberg's life and work.[18]

Her book, Nobody's Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs, and Trolls, was published by Plume in August 2019.[19]


  1. ^ a b c Turk, Victoria. "Meet the revenge porn lawyer working to put herself out of a job". Wired UK. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Talbot, Margaret. "The attorney fighting revenge porn". The New Yorker. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Stewart, Sara (April 18, 2018). "How cyberstalking can ruin women's lives". New York Post. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  4. ^ Farrow, Ronan. "Behind the Scenes of Harvey Weinstein's Arrest". The New Yorker. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  5. ^ McKinley Jr., James C. "Prosecutor of Patz's Killer Takes Over Weinstein Inquiry". New York Times. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  6. ^ a b c Fekri, Farnia (April 30, 2017). "Carrie Goldberg Is Fighting Revenge Porn One Court Case at a Time". Motherboard. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  7. ^ Pardes, Bronwen. "Cyber Rights". The Alumnae/i Quarterly. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  8. ^ "Carrie Goldberg On Her Crusade Against Revenge Porn". MM.LaFleur. July 12, 2017. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  9. ^ a b Groves, Gerard; Morton, Henry (February 4, 2019). "Revenge porn: 'I became the lawyer I needed'" (video interview). BBC News.
  10. ^ Madlena, Chavala (April 5, 2017). "Sextortion: How Hackers Blackmail Young Girls into Performing Sexual Acts". Broadly. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  11. ^ Goldberg, Carrie. "How to curb online harassment? Technology, law and advocacy can help". Washington Post. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  12. ^ Stahl, Aviva (June 8, 2016). "'This Is an Epidemic': How NYC Public Schools Punish Girls for Being Raped". Broadly. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  13. ^ Baker, Katie J.M. "Sent Home From Middle School After Reporting A Rape". BuzzFeed News. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  14. ^ Del Valle, Gaby. "A Teen Alleges She Was Raped at School and Told to "Move On" by Administrators". Teen Vogue. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  15. ^ Italiano, Laura (July 15, 2018). "City to pay $950K to disabled teen after sex assault by gang". New York Post. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  16. ^ O'Brien, Sara Ashley. "1,100 strangers showed up at his home for sex. He blames Grindr". CNNMoney. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  17. ^ "EPIC - EPIC Gives Freedom Awards to Goldberg, Kasparov, Rivest, and Wald". Electronic Privacy Information Center. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  18. ^ Otterson, Joe (September 22, 2017). "CBS Developing Drama Based on Internet Abuse Attorney Carrie Goldberg (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  19. ^ Goldberg, Carrie (2019-08-13). Nobody's victim : fighting psychos, stalkers, pervs, and trolls. Amber, Jeannine. [New York, New York]. ISBN 9780525533771. OCLC 1111577543.