Porn Boss Offers Reward For Finding Celeb Leaker!

Anyone who hasn’t been on Mars this week will have heard about ‘The Fappening’. This of course is the unauthorised hack and leak of numerous naughty pictures from celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence. It really has, quite unsurprisingly taken social media by storm.

Now before anyone asks, we aren’t going start showing any of these pictures. It is a total invasion of privacy for these poor women. Escort Wales are adamant that it is a woman’s choice what to do with her body. Who are we to start publishing these pictures without their permission? That would make us scumbags.

Well, it isn’t just us and Miss Lawrence’s lawyers who thinks that anyone who links to these photos is an asshole. Porn site SkweezMe.com have offered a very generous reward to anyone who can identify the hacker.

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Here is an interview with site Managing Partner Mike Kulich which was originally posted on the Vice website. He explains why the incident has annoyed him, and also let’s you know how to claim your reward for identifying the leaker.

Here we go.

What made you decide to offer this cash reward?

Mike Kulich: 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.

Jennifer Lawrence’s pictures were meant to be private and whoever hacked her computer or phone had no right to ever see those pictures, let alone leak them to the world.

How much is it and how will you fund it?

We will fund it with revenue generated from SkweezMe.com. We have thousands of users who use our site. After our payouts to our studio partners, we will be taking the money out of our cut, and giving the reward to whoever provides us with the information leading to the apprehension of the party responsible. The reward will be based on the validity of the information and the coordination with law enforcement. We expect to get a number of inquiries because people see dollar signs, but we will only be rewarding someone who gives us pertinent information that is valid, and leads to an arrest.

If the nude was sold instead of leaked, how much would it be worth? Millions?I don’t think the pictures are worth anything in terms of monetary value. They have already been spread all over the internet, and the photos cannot be sold and marketed without Jennifer Lawrence’s consent, which she obviously will never give.

Is it wrong to jack off to a leaked photo?

That is an interesting question. I am sure there’s a fair share of internet users who have already busted their loads to Jennifer’s leaked photos, but the bottom line is that they are jacking off to something that was distributed without Ms. Lawrence’s consent. This coincides with piracy. One example of a performer who has expressed an opinion on this is Carter Cruise and the #PayForYourPorn campaign. Carter has stated “If I am willing to go on camera and do sexual acts for your enjoyment, the least you can do is pay for it. Watching pirated, stolen and unauthorized content is the equivalent to being a peeping tom.”

Do free celebrity nude photos effect your business?

No they don’t. Celebrity nude photos are a flash in the pan. If you look at Kim Kardashian, she would never be where she is without her sex tape with Ray J. Obviously that formula hasn’t worked for everyone else who has gone down that same path, but at the end of the day, I think these users look at the pictures, say “wow,” and move on to something else.

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What’s the difference between professional porn and amateur nudes?

Professional Pornstars make their living on what they do. If they are not getting work or shoots, they are not able to pay their bills. Amateur nudes are grainy photos with no makeup and, again, usually unauthorized photos which—every time you look at—you are violating that person’s privacy. There’s a reason so many of these revenge porn sites have been shut down, and so many states are creating legislation to make revenge porn a felony.

Piracy affects porn a lot. Do you see similarities between the leaker and the porn industry’s enemies?

There are a number of similarities. In terms of piracy, there are people who have made it their full-time job to rip off legitimate production studios, and upload their content for free to tube and torrent sites. I think the leaker of the Lawrence photos is just flexing his muscle, and trying to make a name for himself and hoping for some big payday.

A lot of critics would say this is ironic—a porn company trying to catch the thief—but there’s obviously a difference between 4Chan trolls and porn industry employees. Could you explain the difference?

Porn industry employees are trying to make a living. We are a completely legal business that generates 5 billion dollars a year in the US economy alone. We employ so many different people from your next-door neighbor who handles lights, to editors, authors, directors, warehouse workers, and obviously the actors. I think this 4Chan troll is flexing his muscles and trying to make a name for himself. There is not one media outlet that will offer him any money for any of the celebrity nudes that he may have hacked, nor will the porn industry.

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How can we combat sexism, and also sexism in the porn industry?

I think that in terms of sexism we have come such a long way over the last decade. When on a porn set, the only person that is in charge is the female talent. Not the studio owner, not the director. Everything that happens on camera is dictated by the female talent. I actually think the mainstream could take a cue from how we treat our performers, and how we have battled sexism in an industry that for years was portrayed as run by the mafioso guy wearing the big rings and gold jewellery.

Is this part of your site’s broader mission?

Skweez’s grand mission has always been to make a difference in the porn industry. I have said in past interviews that the Adult Business loses over $4 billion a year as a result of piracy. Our main goal has always been to sweep up 3-4 percent of that lost revenue, and bring it back to the production companies. That 20 years from now, people aren’t on tube sites watching the same clips over and over, because there has been no new content produced. We want to set a positive example.

Our Full Support

I have to say, we thoroughly back him in his mission to get hold of the person in question. It is a woman’s decision what she does with her body. That can range from the average girl in the street, to the Swansea escorts, to Jennifer Lawrence. It doesn’t matter!

It really has been a truly was an unfortunate week.

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Martin Ward

Martin Ward is a well respected editor and writer with over five years experience in the adult industry. After stints in the Escort Advertising call centre and on the escort forum, he moved into the site editor position around three years ago.

Since then, he has specialised in articles on the battle for equal rights for sex workers, sexual health, as well as bringing the readers fun news from around the world. He also has a major interest in LGBT rights, and is an active campaigner in this field.

When he isn't fighting the good fight, he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, and young daughter. He also enjoys reading and taking long walks.
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