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Ex-boyfriend in Fla. revenge porn case speaks

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Ryan Seay tells News Channel 8 his life has been turned upside down and will never be the same.

He claims his ex-girlfriend, Holly Jacobs, is the reason. She accused him of posting revenge porn.

Revenge porn is where an ex posts naked pictures of a significant other after a break-up. Jacobs says it happened to her.

“My stomach dropped,” she said, after seeing sexually explicit photos of herself online.

In an exclusive interview with News Channel 8, Seay maintained his innocence.

“She sent me hundreds of photos when we were dating. Some I can’t even talk about,” Seay said. “They were very sexual in nature. I didn’t even ask for them. She just sent them. We were dating.”

“I mean, I know it may not be manly to say, but she was very sexually adventurous,” Seay continued. “I couldn’t even keep up with her.”

Seay and Jacobs were high school sweethearts at Hillsborough High School. After graduating, they went their separate ways, but caught up with one another after college.

Seay says they were together nearly three years and had an amicable break-up with no problems.

“She even wrote me a letter saying I was the best thing that ever happened to her,” he told us.

Then, months later, it happened.

“I was shocked to get a call from an attorney. They were accusing me of posting pictures of her online. I never did that or would do that. I don’t have any reason to. How would it benefit me? I didn’t do it,” said Seay.

"She told me she was with multiple men. She was with other guys. We were not exclusive. Someone else could have posted this. She can't take hundreds of photos and expect none of them to get out there."

A Hillsborough prosecutor agreed. The State Attorney’s Office dropped the criminal case, but the damage was already done.

Jacobs launched a media blitz, going on multiple talk-shows to discuss her case. Seay claims his life became “a circus. I lost jobs, friends. I moved to another county. It was a dark time for me.”

Seay adds that in midst of the madness, he received an email from Jacobs saying, “It's over for you. I'll do whatever I have to do and say whatever I have to say to anyone...to make sure that you get what you deserve and will never work again."

According to Seay, Jacobs even approached Senator Marco Rubio’s office on the matter.

Meanwhile, the case is winding its way through civil court in Miami. A judge currently has a motion to dismiss sitting on his desk and must decide whether the case will continue.

Sources say Jacobs is seeking “unspecified damages” and “wants all compromising images of herself removed online.”

Jacobs’ attorney, Patrick McGeehan, told News Channel 8, “Holly is doing great. She is happy running her non-profit foundation to combat revenge porn. She’s knocking it out of the park. We are expecting a ruling any day now.”

Seay is also going on with his life and is currently working on his thesis. He remains positive and hopeful.

He does offer this advice to adventurous couples in relationships wanting to explore their voyeur side, “Don’t do it. Don’t take photos, videos, sexting. All of it on the internet. It’s not worth it. I wish I could go back in time.”

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