SkweezMe.com, a leader in Adult Video-On-Demand Services which has been dubbed the Netflix of Porn by a number of mainstream outlets has announced after weeks of sifting through tips, it has passed on a large number of leads identifying the possible hacker behind the leaked nude celebrity photo scandal that were released to the public last month to the FBI.
During the chaos that was dubbed “Celebgate” and the “Fappening” by mainstream media, SkweezMe.com Co-Founder and Managing Partner Mike Kulich offered a cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual responsible for hacking and leaking nude photos of a number of A-List Celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, and others.
In an interview with Vice Magazine, Kulich described his motive for wanting to catch the hacker stating “Consent is one of the keystones of the Adult Entertainment Business. Regardless of what anti-porn organizations claim—for instance, that we are all human traffickers and pimps—every girl that appears on film for any production company is there of her own free will. She is consenting to everything that happens on screen. The adult industry feels very strongly about consent, which is why it has been heavily involved in our support for legislation banning revenge porn, which has become illegal in a number of different states.”
As the offer started to spread through mainstream media, Kulich claims that SkweezMe.com received over 800 e-mails from users associated with the 4Chan Website with screenshots, e-mail threads and other evidence mostly pointing to one suspect.
“Sifting through all of the tips was a time-consuming process but we felt the need to step in and try to help find this low life,” stated Kulich. “Alot of the tips we received were not useful but a number of them pointed to one man and also painted a bigger picture of what was going on. It turns out that there was actually a leaked photo ring made up of a number of different 4Chan users that had been going on for months and these users were trading the photos back and forth with each other. That is why when the leak happened, it wasn’t just one celebrity but a number of them. The evidence we received resembled a child porn ring where anonymous users trade and share photos and store the collections on their computers.”
At the time of the reward offer, Kulich also tweeted his harsh feelings regarding the leak stating that anyone who was reposting or publishing these unauthorized leaked photos should be guilty of a sex crime.
“I standby what I said,” Kulich added. “This kind of thing happens every day to civilians. Revenge Porn is a huge problem and the Adult Industry has made our opinion very clear on how we feel about unauthorized pictures being distributed without the person’s consent. Unfortunately, most people turned a blind eye to this widening problem until it happened to someone like Jennifer Lawrence.”
Kulich said once an arrest is made in the case, the reward will be paid out to the tipster who provided the most reliable information.