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Hunter Moore, the Infamous King of Revenge Porn, Is Back With a New Smut Submission Site

And it will make you "question if you will ever want to have kids."
screen shot 2012 11 27 at 6 52 18 pm Hunter Moore, the Infamous King of Revenge Porn, Is Back With a New Smut Submission Site

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Remember Hunter Moore, the 26-year-old porn proprietor whom the Village Voice wrote “makes a living screwing you?” Mr. Moore’s site, Is Anyone Up, served as a platform for scorned exes and bored hackers to submit nude photos of people without their consent, along with links to their Facebook or Twitter profiles. After disappearing from the revenge porn circuit for awhile, he appears to be back in action with a new site, HunterMoore.TV.

The site is bare bones so far, with a Hunter Moore logo and two buttons, “Submit” and “Advertise.” [Update: The new site will map photos to people's addresses.] A welcome message penned by Mr. Moore himself outlines what the next iteration of Is Anyone Up will look like:

My name is Hunter Moore and I created Is Anyone Up.com when I was 24 years old. I was broke and sitting on my parents couch in Sacramento, California with -$124 in my bank account. It was for me and my friends to post pictures of girls we were fucking at the time & somehow someone found it and it became what it was. I sold it because i hated what the media turned it into and it could never be what i wanted it to be and always wanted to troll the lame and boring fad that soccer moms love and thats “bullying”. We had too many hackers too much overhead and way too many legal problems. This time I am doing it right. We are going to start off by launching with all the old IAU content and all new content. The submission page has only been up for five full days and we’ve done over 7,000 submission within that time. I am creating something that will question if you will ever want to have kids. I am making something very scary but yet fun. If you remember the old IAU you will have it back but with a mobile APP to go along with it and a very strong social networking site of our community. I hope you are all as excited as i am.

Mr. Moore rose to infamy by publishing the nude photos of others, but soon after the Voice ran its cover story on him, he turned the site over to Bullyville, an anti-bullying group. Since Is Anyone Up relied on anonymous submissions of photos, it was near-impossible to keep underage content off of the site, and Mr. Moore tweeted that he was “just done dealing with little kids getting submitted.” The FBI then opened an investigation on Mr. Moore after a private investigator named Charlotte Laws discovered her daughter’s computer had been hacked and nude photos posted to the site.

After turning the site over to Bullyville, Mr. Moore did seem repentant for his actions. In a note posted to Bullyville, he wrote:

I might do some writing on bullyville.com to help people who have been bullied; I’ve been on both sides of the fence. I am putting this message up on Bullyville.com to stand up for underage bullying. I think it’s important that everyone realizes the damage that online bullying can cause.

But soon after turning Is Anyone Up over, Bullyville’s founder James McGibney said he became a target of Mr. Moore’s wrath. He claimed that Mr. Moore went back on his promise to speak out against underage bullying within 72 hours of turning the site over, and began harassing Mr. McGibney on Twitter, accusing him of being a pedophile. In a post published to Bullyville in August 2012, which IsAnyoneUp.com directs to, Mr. McGibney wrote:

And then came the straw that broke the camel’s back. As if accusing me of pedophilia wasn’t bad enough, Hunter Moore threatened to rape my wife while my kids watched. He has now been served with a defamation lawsuit and has restraining orders filed against him in two States.

Since then, Mr. Moore has been writing music and maintaining an active Twitter account, with over 90,000 followers.

Many people scorned by their exes breathed a sigh of relief when Is Anyone Up shut down, but HunterMoore.TV promises just as many sleepless nights and privacy fears. It will start by republishing all of the old content that populated Is Anyone Up before its shuttering.

HunterMoore.TV isn’t officially launched yet, but some content is accessible via Google. One post on the new site revolves around a girl Mr. Moore met online. When he saw her at a party in New York, he was dismayed to find that she had a “man jaw.” The post is accompanied with three sexually explicit photos she sent him. Another post is about a tryst Mr. Moore had with an “elderly” woman. That page also features three nude photos.

IsAnyoneUp’s Twitter account announced the new site last week, and told all of its followers to follow Mr. Moore’s personal Twitter account. @IsAnyoneUp, they tweeted, was being shut down for “legal bullshitt.”

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