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05 Jul 2011 16:45


U.S.: DSK accuser files libel lawsuit against the New York Post

  • action In an article from July 2nd, the New York Post cited “a source close to the defense investigation” on the rape allegations against Dominique Strauss-Kahn. The source said the accuser got very large tips from guests, then the article stated The Post had learned that she worked as a prostitute.
  • reaction The accuser, a Guinean immigrant and maid at the Sofitel Hotel, filed a libel lawsuit against The Post — and five of its reporters —today. It alleges the newspaper acted “falsely, maliciously, and with reckless disregard for the truth” when they published the prostitution claims. source

27 Jan 2011 13:36


World: Italian PM Berlusconi accused of another underage prostitute liaison

  • Another day, another sex scandal: The water continues to heat up on Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, as the police have alleged a second liaison with a seventeen-year-old prostitute. While prostitution is not illegal in Italy, and the age of legal consent is fourteen, it is illegal to hire a prostitute under the age of eighteen. (photo via europeanpeoplesparty) source

28 Dec 2010 22:09


U.S.: Suspect in prostitute-body-in-luggage case: It was self-defense

  • bad You decide to use the services of a prostitute, which is illegal in almost every state, including New York.
  • worse You get in a dispute with her over the cost of said illegal services and strangle her to death. Not smart at all.
  • worser You hide the body in a piece of luggage – and after getting arrested, you claim self-defense. Not a good idea. source
  • » So … Ever write about something and want to take a shower immediately afterwards? We kinda want to take a shower now. Ugh.

29 Sep 2010 10:23


World: A Canadian judge just made prostitution a lot more legal

  • Pimpin’ ain’t easy, but it beats being on the streets. That’s the decision an Ontario judge made in legalizing prostitution, pimping, soliciting and running brothels. The decision came at the behest of three prostitutes who went to court claiming that being on the streets put them in danger. The judge agreed, suggesting the laws on the books didn’t guarantee “the right to life, liberty and security.” You know, Judge Susan Himel, they could NOT DO IT and still have those rights. Anyway, the decision legalizes prostitution in Ontario within 30 days, but the Canadian government is thinking about appealing. source

05 Sep 2010 20:35


U.S.: Craigslist’s “Adult Services” ads hiding in “Casual Encounters”

  • cause After years of pressure which recently hit a head, Craigslist finally got rid of its monitored, for-pay “Adult Services” section. They put a “censored” bar in its place.
  • reactionWith “Adult Services” out of service, users just moved over to the loosely-monitored “Casual Encounters” section. Great job, watchdogs. source
  • » To emphasize: Craigslist had to take down a service which provided tracking and monitoring of all purchases because regulators were concerned about what was on the site. Now, those users are going to go to other places, such as, which DO NOT provide the kind of tracking and paperwork that Craigslist did. Why is Craigslist getting crap here? Simple: Because they’re an easy target. This kind of stuff is going to happen anyway. Deal with the root problem, authorities.

04 Sep 2010 02:19


Tech: Craigslist puts noticeable “Censored” box on its many pages

Someone was trying to point out that something had changed with the Craigslist listings recently, but we couldn’t figure out what. Anyone know? source

04 May 2010 10:59


Biz, U.S.: Craigslist profits from sex ads, attorney generals notice

  • first States complain because
    Craigslist allows anyone
    to post sexually-oriented
    ads which can be used
    for illegal prostitution.
  • second In an effort to appease
    the states, Craigslist
    charges for the section
    for purposes of creating
    a paper trail.
  • third A group of 39 states,
    noticing the profits made
    from the for-pay section,
    subpoena Craigslist over
    the ads. source

17 Mar 2010 21:36


U.S.: Craigslist pimp: “Prostitute yourself or your daughter gets it”

  • What a jerk this guy apparently was. A Minnesota man living in Illinois was arrested over the weekend felony pandering (a.k.a. pimping) charges. Clinton Danner was arrested for the crime after his wife went to authorities to complain about the racket. According to authorities, Danner prostituted her out in eight states, took the money himself, and reportedly threatened bodily harm on her daughter if she didn’t comply. Yikes. Sounds scary. By the way, this guy was caught in Cook County, Illinois. The sheriff of that jurisdiction, Tom Dart, is a pretty huge critic of the site’s adult sections. source

01 Mar 2010 18:27


U.S.: Did ACORN actually do anything wrong in the James O’Keefe case?

  • NO somebody owes somebody an apology or something source

23 Sep 2009 21:06


Politics: ACORN’s suing those filmmakers for making their lives suck

  • And really, they should. Those guys were jerks. ACORN has been battered, beaten, and shamed in the press and politically. And it was all for some out-to-shame videotapes. Now, they’re fighting back. The organization has filed a lawsuit against filmmakers James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles along with LLC, the Andrew Breitbart-led company that owns ACORN says the duo never obtained consent from the now-fired employees they showed helping with their faux-prostitution scheme in Baltimore. It’ll be interesting to see where the suit goes. source