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maui_wowee356 karma

I have sexual childhood trauma that is posted on a legal website due to it being involved in a landmark custody battle in the early 90s, before HIPAA was established in 96. Therefore, employers, co workers, partners, landlords etc. can easily see this information (psych analysis, abuse claims etc. of me when I was 2 1/2 y.o) by googling my legal name (I go by a pseudonym involving my middle name otherwise). This has prevented me from fully being able to let go and move on. It has also been the cause of job losses, homelessness and severe depressive spells. And yes I have tried everything to get it taken down. Any suggestions?

maui_wowee92 karma

Thanks. The strange part is I actually went through a lot of healing and therapy to process and move on from a lot of my childhood trauma in my twenties and was not made aware of the online publication until 2015, shortly after I started therapy. It definitely made things worse or I should say reversed some things and made me very jaded even towards therapy since this involved a bunk psychiatric evaluation (in my opinion) of me when I was younger playing with dolls. The language they used was awful. I have come to a point where I can talk about it openly but it's not something I like to do.

maui_wowee50 karma

Yes, but the legal name change process is lengthy and complicated, at least in my state. I started the process but fear that my medical & other debt might make me ineligible for lack of a better word.

maui_wowee27 karma

Thx. Yeah. It's definitely been traumatizing in it's own way. If anything I have tried turning it around as an opportunity to educate people about the lack of privacy laws in the states. But again, I don't like talking about it because it is highly triggering.

maui_wowee23 karma

Thank you for the advice. I still have to go through the process of FBI fingerprinting, itemizing debt etc. Really praying I get an empathetic judge who can make this happen for me. It's my last hope.