Revenge Porn Site Creator Hunter Moore Is Going To Jail
Once called “The Most Hated Man On The Internet” by Rolling Stone, revenge pornographer and all around despicable troll Hunter Moore has pled guilty to unauthorized access to a computer, aiding and abetting unauthorized access of a computer, and identity theft. Is there an Internet feminist version of “Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead” that we can all sing together? Can somebody write one?
Moore’s website, IsAnyoneUp.com, allowed scumbags of all types to prove they deserved to get dumped in the first place by posting nude photos of their ex-boyfriends and girlfriends—but especially ex-girlfriends, of course—online for anyone to see, along with their full names, employment details, city of residence, and social media accounts so the photos would be easily accessible through a Google search.
That’s already pretty scummy, but Moore took it a step further when he hired Charles “Gary” Evens to straight-up steal private photos from women’s email accounts. Oh, yeah, and he also once famously told the press that if he wouldn’t care at all if someone killed themselves over having their lives ruined by his “business,” which at its peak made $10,000 in ad revenue per month. Real charmer, this one.
According to court documents obtained by Ars Technica, Moore was first arrested by the FBI in January of 2014; Even’s trial is set to occur later this month, unless he also takes a plea deal. It’s unclear now how long a sentence Moore will face, but it definitely won’t be long enough: each of the charges lobbied against him carry a maximum penalty of 2 to 5 years in jail, and also come with a hefty load of fines.
Moore’s plea agreement also allows the government to delete all the data on Moore’s seized digital devices, but it’s probably too late for many of his victims to get their lives back—which is precisely why anti-revenge porn activist and lawyer Charlotte Laws is organizing a group to testify at his sentencing on February 25th:
If you’re a victim of @HunterMoore, We can hide your identity from the press & public. Please testify at the sentencing. Contact me.
— Charlotte Laws (@CharlotteLaws) February 19, 2015
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