The Washington State Attorney General’s Office last week filed a most unusual consumer protection lawsuit — charging a Seattle man with running a scheme for nearly a decade where he set up a fake talent agency for adult entertainers in order to trick women into posing nude and having sex with him. Michael-Jon Matthew Hickey […]
The company has been plagued by allegations that it utilizes fake profiles of women to lure gullible male customers.
The Toronto-based parent company of the infidelity dating site Ashley Madison says it has paid more than $1.6 million US in settlements as part of an investigation led by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Ruby Corp., which was previously known as Avid Life Media, says half the money went to the FTC and half to […]
The area has previously prosecuted more than a dozen men in 2016 for online speech related to prostitution.
From Elizabeth Nolan Brown in Reason At least twelve more men face felony charges in Washington for posting comments to the now-defunct web forum known as The Review Board (TRB). The dozen defendants, most of whom who will be arraigned in King County District Court on December 14, face one count each of promoting prostitution […]
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) has asked his state’s legislature to allocate $50,000 in taxpayer funds to a nonprofit group that fights pornography. Herbert included the request in his 103-page, $16 billion budget proposal, submitted to legislators last week, alongside bigger line items to fund new voting machines, a tourism marketing campaign and defense lawyers […]
Adult film star Teanna Trump, who was sentenced to 180 days in jail after pleading guilty to a marijuana charge back in June, has reportedly been released. The 21-year-old Trump made her return to social media Friday, announcing that she had just regained her freedom: I just got out of prison…. — ?eanna ?rump (@TeannaTrump) December 9, 2016 Trump, […]
Sex workers in the Northern Territory would be significantly safer if the industry was decriminalised, and the Northern Territory Government holds true to its promise to review the legislation, peak bodies have said.
If sex work is decriminalized, as a motion called for at a Labor conference held in February, the Northern Territory would become only the second state or territory in Australia to do so, after New South Wales. The Attorney-General and Minister for Health Natasha Fyles confirmed to the ABC the new Labor Government would revise […]
A 21-year-old webcam model in China was sentenced to four years in prison and fined 100,000 Yuan ($14,500.00 USD) for appearing in videos that have been defined as ‘obscene’. According to Shanghaiist, authorities began tracking the activities of the woman after the one of her videos, ‘Foursome in Chengdu’, went viral online. She was quickly identified as […]
A Montgomery County jury previously convicted Mike Dozor of reckless endangerment during a separate trial, as Steele didn't tell the teen he was HIV-positive.
The sex crime convictions and 17 1/2-year prison sentence imposed on a porn star who crossed state lines to sexually abuse a 14-year-old eastern Pennsylvania boy was upheld Thursday by a federal appeals court panel. In doing so, the judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit rejected Christopher Steele’s claim that […]
The motivation behind this law banning the publication of prostitution mugshots is total bullshit (prostitution = trafficking and sex workers are presumptively victims), but the law itself is good for those accused of a victimless crime for which many in society choose to shame them. From The Anniston Star… It’s illegal to publish official post-arrest photographs of […]
This was originally posted on CourthouseNews.com In a lawsuit against Louisiana, three young dancers say a new regulation on the legal age of strippers will stop them from earning decent money legally, and could force women into prostitution. The regulation took effect on Aug. 1, when the state began enforcing it statewide — except in […]