Senators, RAINN, and Other Organizations Hold Press Conference on AI-Generated Non-Consensual Intimate Image Abuse


Washington, D. C. (June 18, 2024) - RAINN, along with Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), and the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) held a press conference introducing the Take It Down Act.

The Take it Down Act would establish a new criminal offense for the distribution of non-consensual AI-generated intimate images. The bill further supports survivors by requiring online platforms remove these harmful images within 48 hours of being reported.

RAINN Vice President of Public Policy, Stefan Turkheimer speaks at press conference on the Take It Down Act, RAINN, 2024

“Make no mistake—AI-assisted sexual abuse is absolutely abuse,” said Stefan Turkheimer, RAINN vice president of public policy. “Real harm is done and real pain is caused. This bill gives power back to survivors and puts blame where it belongs: on the offenders who cause this harm. This kind of bi-partisan support from bill sponsor Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and co-sponsor Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) is the kind of clear-headed partnership that it will take to stamp out this abuse.”

If you are covering this legislation or AI-generated non-consensual intimate image abuse, please note that RAINN’s Vice President of Public Policy, Stefan Turkheimer and Director of Federal Affairs, Karrie Delaney are available for comment and interview on this topic.



RAINN, the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization, created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, help organizations improve their sexual assault prevention and response programs, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice. If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence, free, confidential help is available 24/7 by calling 800.656.HOPE (4673) or visiting

Erinn Robinson
Director of Media Relations