Porn website shuts down after $2 million fine

Porn website shuts down after $2 million fine

An adult entertainment website called MyEx.com, a website in the popular “girlfriend” niche has been fined $2 million and will be permanently shut down after an order by the federal court.

It’s all about consent and more importantly, extortion!

The US District Court for the District of Nevada has ruled against the operators of MyEx.com on June 15 as it violated the federal and state laws by posting intimate images and videos of people and their personal information without their consent.

Some define this as revenge porn. But  really it’s more about good old fashion extortion.

The website was also charging victims a fee for taking down the images and the information. “We are gratified that the court ordered this site shut down for good,” Andrew Smith, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, said in the statement. “The defendants, in this case, harmed individuals by publishing their intimate images, and then victimized them again by trying to extort money to take the information down.”

A complaint was filed by the FTC and the state of Nevada in January. The website’s owner, EMP Media, Inc., immediately shut down the website post the complaint. The court also ordered the defendants to destroy all intimate images, videos and personal information from their servers.

MyEx.com was known to charge their victims a fee between $499 and $2,800 to have their images taken down from the website. The order further requires third parties to disable any website hosted for the defendants when those third parties have known that the site posts revenge porn.

A settlement was finally reached and the fine needs to be paid to the court, and the website ordered to be shut down immediately and permanently.

About 7 or 8 years ago, the adult industry was hit with a similar situation in that their personal details including that of their families were exposed. Only back then there weren’t laws in place to protect any of us.

Today, however, those laws are catching up and while it’s still not a perfect situation, things are getting better for online trolls and bullies who want to try and hide behind their computer and harass people online.

While we can’t stop people from publishing our real names, the laws do allow some sort of protection with things like our family members, our home addresses and in this specific case, posting of nude photos without consent.

We revealed not too long ago that Trinity St. Clair was recording videos of herself blowing John’s and then posting the videos on ManyVids and OnlyFans without their knowledge or permission. I hate that the John that busted her didn’t pursue this matter legally. It might have landed that dumb bitch in jail or at the very least, gotten her nailed with some big fines.

 

One Reply to “Porn website shuts down after $2 million fine”

  1. mharris127

    I agree that we need some sort of protection from doxxing (revealing of damaging private information for either extortion or out of anger). However, I understand why the john in the Ms. St. Clair incident didn’t press charges. He would have been outed as a john, possibly ruining his marriage or even making himself subject to procuring prostitution charges himself (in Michigan that is life without parole plus 15 years in prison). I wouldn’t have pursued it either — I would rather a video of me fucking is online (and hope the cops don’t pin it to me) than admitting to police that I committed what in Michigan is equivalent to a capital offense charge (which is life without parole here as we don’t officially have the death penalty) and spending the rest of my natural life in prison.

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