On March 9, 2023, Sanctuary hosted a ground-breaking forum where gender violence experts discussed technology-facilitated abuse, which includes but is not limited to the non-consensual dissemination, or threat of dissemination, of sexual images (sometimes referred to as “revenge porn”), hacking, stalking, spoofing, harassment, identity theft, and impersonation.

Watch the panel recording below to learn about current challenges, innovative strategies to mitigate risks, and how to provide survivors with the necessary resources for safety, healing, and empowerment.


Special thanks to our partners at Latham & Watkins LLP for hosting this event.

Meet our panelists and moderators:


Associate, C.A. Goldberg
New York Cyber Abuse Task Force

Annie Seifullah, Esq. is an Associate at C.A. Goldberg, PLLC, which is a woman-owned, woman-led law firm in Brooklyn that specializes in representing survivors of violence, both online and off. Annie is the co-chair of the New York Cyber Abuse Task Force, a coalition of agencies, attorneys, and advocates working to end technology-facilitated abuse. Annie specializes in representing survivors of violence looking to recover money damages from the abuser/s who harmed them — or the organizations (schools, corporations, churches) that aided or enabled the abuse that they suffered. Annie also represents survivors of intimate partner violence who are seeking orders of protection through New York Family Court.

Annie joined C. A. Goldberg after graduating from CUNY Law School, where she now teaches Civil Procedure on an adjunct basis. Annie’s background as a teacher and a principal in NYC public schools positioned her to hit the ground running once she started practicing law. In her first year of practice, Annie represented Michelle Hadley in the infamous case against the City of Anaheim, which resulted in a $1.795M settlement for her beloved client, who was framed and jailed on falsified digital evidence. Annie also represented former Congresswoman Katie Hill after Hill alleged that her intimate images were leaked to the media and her political opponents by her abusive ex-husband.

Annie’s ability to deeply connect to her clients and fiercely advocate for them is an outcome of being a survivor of intimate partner violence and image based sexual abuse (formerly known as “revenge porn”). Relying upon her own experiences and advocacy work, Annie authored the book Scarlet Hashtag: Transform Your Public Shame into Your Power to help others who are working to overcome the same.

Annie received her Bachelor of Arts from University of Utah in 2001, an M.A. in Secondary English Education from CUNY City College of New York in 2005, and a Juris Doctor from CUNY School of Law in 2018. She lives in Long Island City, Queens with her partner Sam Goldsmith and her son, Khalil, who is the center of her world.

You can find Annie in the following places:

  • @annieseifullah on Twitter and Post
  • Cagoldberglaw.com to follow her amazing, woman-owned, woman-led law firm
  • Cyberabuse.nyc to learn more about the NY Cyber Abuse Task Force
  • Annieseifullah.com for personal advocacy projects, including Scarlet Hashtag