Actress Sona M Abraham has been fighting for the last six years to get the rape scenes of her removed from porn websites. She acted in a Malayalam film ‘For Sale’ in 2013 when she was a minor. The movie was about a woman ending her life after watching her little sister being rape.
Sona was not comfortable acting in a little sister but was forced to act in a closed room and those scenes were recorded using a hand camera by the director Satish Ananthapuri and producer Anto Kadevelil. Though they promised to remove the videos after they use the wanted scenes, they never really did delete them. The scenes later surfaced on YouTube.
The actress approached the police and got the footage removed from YouTube, but they later spread to porn websites and social media. Sona and her mother filed a complaint at Ernakulam police station in 2016 after they confronted the producer but in vain.
Sona approached the Kerala High Court with a writ petition in 2016 asking for the videos to be removed from the internet and severe action against the film’s director and producer. Sona is now a 5th-year law student and she shared her experience in the video to the Refuse the Abuse campaign.