Hunter Moore Lawsuit: Anti-Bullying Activist Gets Revenge On Revenge Porn King

The creator of the revenge porn website IsAnyoneUp.com has been found guilty of defamation and has been ordered to pay $250,000 to James McGibney, former Marine and anti-bullying advocate. 

Hunter Moore, who is also known as The Most Hated Man on the Internet, is reviled for his operation of a nefarious website dedicated to posting non-consensual intimate pictures of women submitted by ex-partners. 

The conflict between Moore and McGibney began when the revenge porn guru claimed that after a change of heart, he regretted his actions and was interested in selling the website to become an ally in the fight against online bullying. All seemed fine and dandy until McGibney realized that it was all an elaborate prank.

Within a few days, Moore began to use social media to harass and slander McGibney. He accused him of pedophilia and falsely claimed he owned child pornography. According to the BBC, Moore also bullied children online by "telling kids that they should 'kill themselves' using vulgar, racist language and advocating more violence and revenge." He used twitter as a weapon to spread hate and used his 150,000 followers as ammunition.  Moore swayed them to disseminate his vile comments by offering free clothing in return for retweets.

Although McGibney is satisfied with the verdict, he’s still riled up and ready to go. He’s now filling a class action lawsuit against the revenge porn website owner and invites any women who have fallen victim to come forward and complain. He explains:

"We're doing this mostly for the completely powerless, under-age women who were verbally harassed after Hunter posted their completely naked, unedited photos on his site."

McGibney honorably pledged to donate all the profit from the lawsuit to women's shelters across the United States. No word yet on Hunter Moore’s comment concerning following the court order. When asked in an interview how he felt about the victims of his revenge porn site in a an interview with BetaBeat back in 2012 "he made a motion with his hand to signify masturbation and rolled his eyes," saying:

"In a perfect world there would be no bullying and there would be no people like me and there would be no sites like mine ... But we don’t live in a perfect world."

When he considers the substantial gains made by anti-bullying activists this week and their plans to file more lawsuits against his revenge porn industry, Moore may be surprised to find that this "perfect world" is farther away from delusion than it is from reality.

The full court case can be found here.

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Elizabeth Plank

Elizabeth is a Senior Correspondent at Mic and the host of Flip the Script.

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