Indicted ‘Revenge Porn King’ Eying Prison Showers as Emerging Market

SACREMENTO, Calif. — Hunter Moore, dubbed by many the “king of revenge porn,” and another man were arrested Thursday on suspicion of hacking into email accounts to steal sexually explicit photos of their alleged victims. The men are charged with conspiracy, seven counts of aggravated identity theft and seven counts of unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

While Moore’s revenge porn business may have to be put on hold for the time being, the 27-year-old hasn’t let the federal indictment dampen his entrepreneurial spirit. Moore told reporters Monday that he will not waste the opportunity to explore a different venue for distributing pornographic content.

“Posting sexually-explicit pictures and videos of people without their consent has had its moment in the sun, but frankly [we’re] looking in another direction now,” Moore said in a jailhouse interview. “Given my circumstances, I think I am ideally-placed to document sexuality in a different setting—say, prison showers.”

Moore’s website, IsAnyoneUp.com, became infamous during its two-year run for allowing jilted lovers to anonymously submit nude photographs or video of their ex-partners, often out of spite.

“Implicit lack of consent is the backbone of my work, and it’s something the public has come to expect,” Moore added. “But instead of stolen videos and photographs, the theme will be stolen dignity and loss of innocence in the prison shower.”

“It’ll be raw, real, and explicit—just what our subscribers expect. True, we will lose some viewers because it’ll pretty much be exclusively dude-on-dude, but most people who follow my work thrive on its voyeurism and creepiness. I expect the two crowds to overlap considerably.”

Moore refused to comment on which side of the camera he expected to find himself for the duration of the project, which is expected to last upwards of five years.