RICHMOND, Va. -

When Nicole Marie Coon learned that an ex-boyfriend had posted an explicit video of her online, she went to police. But she was told there was nothing they could do.

Now the Staunton resident is supporting legislation that would outlaw “revenge pornography.“

She joined Fairfax County Delegate Marcus Simon at a Richmond news conference Tuesday morning.

The bill would make it a crime to distribute explicit images of another person with the intent to cause emotional distress.

"The magistrate was basically saying there is nothing I can do for you, good luck," Coon told WDBJ7. "And I mean that’s tough, especially when you hear about that and see it on the internet I mean you get very angry, frantic."

Coon is a certified massage therapist, and says she came forward to reclaim her reputation. By speaking out and supporting the legislation, she hopes she can help others in the same situation.