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Is online bullying a problem in your divorce?

On Behalf of | Apr 16, 2022 | Divorce

Celebrities live much of their lives in a way that leaves them open to public scrutiny, and even their most private matters may be open to the world. In the ongoing divorce battle between Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, the use of social media has become a focal point in what is appropriate online behavior and what is not. Mr. West has used social media as a way to harass and intimidate his estranged wife and her associates during their divorce proceedings.  

If you are facing divorce, you may have concerns about how your private life could be subject to the review of the court or what your spouse could say about you. Your privacy and security are important, which is why it is important to know how to protect yourself against harassment and bullying. The inappropriate use of online platforms could be a factor in your divorce, but you have the right to protect yourself.  

The weaponization of social media 

In Mr. West’s social media posts, he spoke out against Ms. Kardashian, her current boyfriend, friends of the couple and more. Most viewed his posts as threatening and harassing, an attempt to bully and intimidate his former partner and others. The weaponization of social media during a divorce is not only inappropriate, but it is also something the courts take very seriously. Experts say it is often a sign of relationship abuse and control that took place over the course of the marriage. 

With the prevalence of social media use, it is easier than ever for an estranged spouse to harass or attempt to cause harm to the other. If you are experiencing this, it may help to remember that any digital harassment or bullying is unacceptable, and you have the right to speak out about it. In this case, Ms. Kardashian brought the behavior to the attention of the court and asked for a speedy conclusion to their divorce proceedings. 

Your best future after divorce 

Divorce is a difficult process, especially if you are subject to harmful social media posts and other forms of online bullying. If you believe that your spouse is acting in ways that may be harassment, you may go before the court and present evidence of what you are experiencing. A family court takes these matters seriously, and this type of behavior could play a critical role in your pursuit of your desired outcome.