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I am sorry that happened to you. Louisiana Revised Statutes Tit. 14, § 283 criminalizes video voyeurism and declares the video to be contraband. You may file a police complaint, and definitely should if a third party was involved.
If the video is being shown to others, Louisiana Revised Statutes Tit. 14, § 283.2 governs nonconsensual disclosure of private images.
A person can be charged and convicted under Louisiana R.S. 14:283.2 if all of the following facts are proven:
You may also file a civil suit for damages related to invasion of privacy and emotional distress caused by this issue.
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OK, I'm back. You can both file a criminal complaint and pursue a civil lawsuit for damages on this matter.
Go ahead and file a criminal complaint. If you do not want to press criminal charges, you can hire an attorney (locate a local one via Martindale.com) or use a web service such as LetterDash.com to send a letter demanding that the video be destroyed and any circulation ceased.
You were definitely violated, and your privacy was invaded. Re-read my initial response. The underlined phrases are links to the legal statutes.
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