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Porn Sites Don't Like 'Dangerous' Bill Requiring ID

To help protect kids, Ohio bill would require ID or age verification from users trying to see online porn

(Newser) - In Ohio, there's a bipartisan "double-teaming" under way to keep kids away from online pornography. News 5 reports that a bill introduced this week in the state's Senate by Sens. Stephanie Kunze, a Republican, and Bill DeMora, a Democrat, would require identification or some other type of...

University of Wisconsin Fires Chancellor Over Porn

Joe Gow and his wife have been making adult videos in recent years

(Newser) - The Universities of Wisconsin system has fired its UW-La Crosse chancellor because he and his wife have been unapologetically making adult content in recent years, reports Madison.com . The board fired 63-year-old Joe Gow after discovering that he and wife Carmen Wilson have appeared in pornographic videos on adult websites...

A New Problem With AI: Deepfake Nude Photos of Girls

Police investigate distribution of faked images at high school in New Jersey

(Newser) - The sharing of explicit AI-generated images of high school students has triggered an uproar in an affluent New York City suburb and left the teens, parents, school, and police wondering how they can address the violations given what the Wall Street Journal describes as a "lack of clarity on...

Pornhub Has a Surprise for Utah
Pornhub Has a
Surprise for Utah

Pornhub Has a Surprise for Utah

All residents are blocked, in the porn site's protest of state's new age-verification law

(Newser) - On Wednesday, Utah's new age-verification law goes into effect, mandating that websites hosting adult content need to confirm users' ages before letting them browse. One company in particular isn't happy about the legislation: Pornhub, which shared a message Monday with anyone who tried to log on from the...

Porn Perusers in This State Now Have an Extra Step

New law in Louisiana mandates commercial porn sites in that state ask for ID showing age verification

(Newser) - A year ago, during an interview with radio host Howard Stern, singer Billie Eilish confessed to a pornography addiction that started at age 11, calling it a habit that "really destroyed my brain." Professional counselor and sex addiction therapist Laurie Schlegel, who also happens to be a Republican...

Porn Fugitive on FBI Most Wanted List Is Caught

Michael Pratt, accused of sex trafficking, was arrested in Spain

(Newser) - The founder of a California-based porn empire that coerced young women into filming adult videos has been arrested in Spain, three years after he fled while facing federal sex-trafficking charges, the FBI announced. Michael James Pratt was on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list, per the AP . Spanish National...

Astronomer's Meteor Video Was Way Too Sexy for Twitter

Mary McIntyre's account was locked for 3-plus months after automated tools flagged the clip

(Newser) - Astronomers think celestial bodies are sexy, so much so that they often post about them on social media. For one UK space scientist, however, her video of a Perseid fireball over the summer was deemed too sexy for Twitter, resulting in her getting locked out of her account for three-plus...

Bodybuilding World's Dark Side: Nude Pics, Porn Sites, Coercion
Bodybuilding
World's Dark
Side: 'I Never
Consented'
INVESTIGATION

Bodybuilding World's Dark Side: 'I Never Consented'

'WaPo' probe uncovers decadeslong, widespread sexual exploitation of its female competitors

(Newser) - It's no surprise that the world of bodybuilding is a super-competitive and intense one. But for female athletes, there's an even darker side, as revealed by a Washington Post investigation that has uncovered a widespread pattern of sexual exploitation that takes advantage of women's drive to succeed...

High School Class Gets Eyeful of Porn Pics

School officials say Mass. employee is on leave after projecting explicit images during lesson

(Newser) - If you're a teacher who uses the same laptop for home and work, it's probably a good idea to clear it of all things porn-related before using it in class. That's the hard lesson one staffer at a Massachusetts high school was just apparently taught, after an...

Porn King's Mansion Burned, and the Suspect List Is Long

'Vanity Fair' digs into the many enemies of Pornhub co-owner Feras Antoon

(Newser) - The arson had all the markings of a professional job. In April 2021, somebody torched the nearly finished mansion being built in Montreal for Feras Antoon, a co-owner of Pornhub. As Adam Gollner writes at Vanity Fair , the massive blaze decimated the "Pornhub Palace" but left neighboring places barely...

Josh Hawley: Liberals Are Ruining Men
Josh Hawley
Starts Debate
on Manhood
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Josh Hawley Starts Debate on Manhood

Senator says liberals are turning young men into pathetic creatures hooked on porn, video games

(Newser) - Conservative Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri opened a fresh battle in the culture wars with a defense of masculinity, arguing that the left is turning young men into wimpy creatures addicted to porn and video games. That, in turn, triggered a backlash against the 41-year-old. Coverage:
  • The speech: Hawley addressed
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FBI Offers $50K Reward for This Alleged Pornographer

Michael James Pratt accused of using fraud, coercion to trick women into making videos

(Newser) - Last week, 50 women settled a lawsuit over allegations that they were duped into making pornographic videos through fraud and coercion. The matter is not over, however. The FBI is offering a reward of $50,000 for information leading to the whereabouts of the owner of the website GirlsDoPorn, reports...

Parents Tossed Son's $30K of Porn, Now They Must Pay

Judge ruled it wasn't their porn to destroy

(Newser) - A judge has ordered a western Michigan couple to pay $30,441 to their son for getting rid of his pornography collection, per the AP . US District Judge Paul Maloney's decision this week came eight months after David Werking, 43, won a lawsuit against his parents. He said they...

Multiple FBI Agents Shot in Florida
5 FBI Agents Shot,
2 Fatally, in Florida
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5 FBI Agents Shot, 2 Fatally, in Florida

They were investigating a child pornography case near Fort Lauderdale

(Newser) - Two FBI agents were shot to death and three agents were wounded while serving a search warrant in a child pornography case in Florida on Tuesday, reports the AP . Police described an incident in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Sunrise that began shortly after 6am, noting a suspect was barricaded...

Parents on the Hook After Throwing Out Son's Porn

Paul and Beth Werking might have to pay over $75K

(Newser) - Looks like a Michigan couple illegally threw out their son's eye-popping porn collection, the BBC reports. A federal judge has ordered Paul and Beth Werking to repay their 42-year-old son, David, who estimates the value at roughly $25,000. David claims his parents illegally tossed out 1,605 DVD...

Pornhub's New Problem: an $80M-Plus Lawsuit

40 women say online porn site profited from GirlsDoPorn sex trafficking videos

(Newser) - Pornhub's problems continue , this time with an $80 million-plus complaint. The BBC reports that the online porn site and its parent firm, MindGeek, have been sued by 40 women who allege that the companies profited from pornographic videos they appeared in for content partner GirlsDoPorn, which has been accused...

Nicholas Kristof: It's Time to Stand Up to Pornhub
Nicholas Kristof
Calls Out Pornhub
OPINION

Nicholas Kristof Calls Out Pornhub

NYT columnist accuses site of profiting off of child sexual abuse

(Newser) - Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times is out with a new column that is utterly scathing of the site Pornhub. The gist of his complaint comes early:
  • "Its site is infested with rape videos. It monetizes child rapes, revenge pornography, spy cam videos of women showering, racist and
...

Porn Industry Says Its Model Could Help Businesses Restart

'We have a whole history of testing within the industry'

(Newser) - For Hollywood actors to get back to work, they may have to start behaving like porn stars. Advocates say the adult film industry, which introduced a widespread system of testing and contact tracing to protect performers from HIV in the 1990s, has expertise that could help Hollywood and other industries...

Spielberg's Daughter Is Arrested in Nashville

Mikaela Spielberg was charged with domestic violence

(Newser) - About a week ago, Steven Spielberg's daughter said she's a porn star. Now Radar reports that Mikaela Spielberg has been arrested and charged with domestic violence in Nashville, Tennessee. An inmate report shows the 23-year-old was collared Saturday morning, booked soon after, and put under a routine "...

Spielberg's Daughter on FaceTime: Dad, I'm a Porn Star

Mikaela Spielberg, 23, says her dad and mom Kate Capshaw are 'intrigued' by her career choice

(Newser) - The New York Post's version starts off with Steven Spielberg-themed joke, but we'll just give it to you straight: The director's 23-year-old daughter, Mikaela Spielberg, has announced she's now a porn star. In an exclusive interview with the US Sun , the younger Spielberg, adopted daughter of...

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