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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
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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
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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
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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...

Women Take Porn Company to Court and Win, Bigtime

GirlsDoPorn now owes them about $13 million

(Newser) - Nearly two dozen women who say they were coerced and tricked into shooting porn videos have won their case in court, Ars Technica reports. On Thursday, a California judge ordered the popular porn site GirlsDoPorn to give $13 million to 22 female plaintiffs—but whether they'll ever see a...

Australia Has Interesting Idea for Those Who Watch Porn

Subject them to face scans, Department of Home Affairs suggests

(Newser) - Australians who watch adult content online might want to make note of a new plan suggested by the country's Department of Home Affairs. The department suggests that facial recognition technology be used to scan the faces of would-be porn viewers, confirming they are adults before allowing them to view...

'Seriously?????' Jaws Drop Over $10M Renaming Offer

It's hard to imagine going to BangBros Center

(Newser) - BangBros Center? Technically, possible—in reality, don't hold your breath. But the porn site best known for mixing sex with vans says it's offering $10 million to rename the Miami Heat's arena for 10 years once American Airlines' sponsorship ends this year, CNET reports. "We intend...

Woman Boards Flight, Gets Shocking AirDrop Message

'It was just very explicit,' says Kat Pitman

(Newser) - Air travel can already be stressful, but try starting a flight with an unwanted dose of pornographic imagery—which is exactly what happened to Kat Pitman, USA Today reports. The 40-year-old says she had just boarded a Southwest Airlines flight from Louisville to Chicago on Friday when her iPhone buzzed...

Sunday School Teacher Killed Husband in His 'Man Cave'

Patricia Hill, 69, was sentenced to 16 years on Tuesday

(Newser) - A married couple's dispute over pornography ended with the husband shot dead in the shed he called his "man cave." Arkansas woman Patricia Hill, 69, was sentenced to 16 years in prison Tuesday after being found guilty of the second-degree murder of husband Frank Hill, 65. Her...

His Parents Threw Out All His Porn, and He's Suing

Indiana man is seeking $86K in damages

(Newser) - An Indiana man moved into his parents' home in Grand Haven, Mich., in 2016 after getting divorced. Ten months later he got his own place in Muncie, Indiana, but when his parents brought him his things, something was missing: 12 boxes of porn, which his father told him had been...

Over 1,600 Motel Guests Are Secretly Live-Streamed

South Korean police make 2 arrests in shocking case

(Newser) - Plan on visiting South Korea? Now you can stay in a motel without being secretly filmed by spy cams—or so it seems after Seoul police arrested two perpetrators behind just such an alleged scheme, the Korea Herald reports. Police say the pervs set up 1-millimeter lenses in sockets, hair...

Lawmaker: New Laptops, Phones Must Block Porn

Kansas legislator's proposed bill runs into free-speech criticism

(Newser) - A state legislator in Kansas has generated controversy with a proposed new law: He wants all computers and phones sold in the state to block pornography by default, reports the Topeka Capital-Journal . Under Republican Randy Garber's bill in the House, any business that sells the devices must first install...

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