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Revenge Porn King Hunter Moore Arrested By FBI

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Revenge Porn King Hunter Moore Arrested By FBI

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Infamous shit heads always get arrested in threes, as the old saying goes, and following Bieber’s arrest today comes one for Hunter Moore. The scene-Joe Francis was taken in by the FBI along with an alleged conspirator, according to a report from Time. The indictment alleges that Moore, the founder of the revenge porn site Is Anyone Up, paid a Charles “Gary” Evans “to hack into the email accounts of victims and obtain their nude photos so that the photos could be posted to [Is Anyone Up].”

I spoke with Moore a couple of years back for a story in Alternative Press, around the time of his supposed change of heart about being in the revenge porn business.

I’m a dude, and I like naked girls too. But I think the thing that bothers people the most was denying the requests to take pictures down when people asked, and rubbing it in their faces. Is that something you regret?


I don’t. I think it’s something…it’s just standing up for basic rights of the internet and free speech. It’s the same thing with ACTA or SOPA or anything like that. The DCMA—all that stuff is mostly bullshit. It’s the internet—I feel like I was protecting internet rights and free speech, sharing stuff in the common interest, even if it’s music on a YouTube video. I think that’s common internet rights. I felt like I was standing up for the internet.

As far as removing peoples pictures and stuff… Dude, I had to pay my bills. If I removed friends of friends or everyone who sent me a DCMA request, all these fake lawyers and shit, I wouldn’t have had any content. I was looking out for Hunter number one. I don’t give a fuck about anyone else. That comes before anything I do.

But looking back… it’s been a year-and-a-half since I started the site. I’m a lot more mature than I was. I do regret some things, but I did a really good job. I had horrible stuff posted every day. I chose to delete it or not approve any of the content. I want to pat myself on the back for that. It could have been a lot worse. If I was a horrible guy I would’ve posted suicide pictures, dudes fucking dogs with no heads, car accidents. I regret some things and I don’t regret others. I felt like I was standing up for internet when I was telling [the lawyers] to fuck off. I feel like the lawyers were committing the real crimes, taking these peoples’ money when they knew they couldn’t get anything done.

Seems like he didn’t learn his lesson after all. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.

Read the full indictment, via Gawker, here.