The Most Hated Man on the Internet, a new Netflix documentary series, is about Hunter Moore. But when the show starts, many people will wonder where Hunter Moore is now.
Along with the success of documentaries like I Just Killed My Dad, which told the story of Anthony Templet and Sins of Our Mother, which told the story of Lori Vallow Daybell, Netflix now has a new true crime thriller for viewers to enjoy. The Most Hated Man on the Internet is a three-part series about Hunter Moore’s crimes of setting up a revenge porn website. It tells the story of Charlotte Laws, a mother who fights against him when naked pictures of her daughter are posted online without her permission.
People who have already watched have a lot of questions, the biggest of which is where is Hunter Moore. And did he go to jail for what he did wrong? We tell each other everything.
Where Is Hunter Moore Now?
Hunter Moore has stayed out of the spotlight since he got out of prison in 2017. Hunter is still not allowed on Facebook, but he is active on Twitter as @ iamhuntermoore, where he often posts selfies from the gym and photos of his dog.
In 2017, Substream Magazine reported that Hunter was going to make EDM songs when he got out of jail. He did, and one of them was called “Make the Internet Great Again.” He also wrote Is Anyone Up?, a controversial book that came out in 2018.
What Did Hunter Moore Do?
Hunter Moore called himself a “professional life-ruiner.” In the early 2010s, he got a lot of attention when he started IsAnyoneUp.com, a well-known hub for “revenge porn.” The site was meant to be about going out to clubs, but he later posted a picture of a girl he was dating who was naked on it. When he went back to the site a week later, he saw that it had 14,000 hits, so he decided to add more pictures of people without clothes on.
This time, though, the photos he posted weren’t just from people who sent them in of themselves; they were also from other people, usually ex-boyfriends and girlfriends.
Rolling Stone says that when a picture showed up on the site, it had the ex’s full name, job, social media profile and city of residence. This made sure that the pictures would show up on Google, making it likely that family members and employers would find the pictures. Hunter and his friends then started breaking into people’s computers and posting inappropriate photos they found in the owner’s files.
During the 16 months, the website was up and running, it posted stolen naked pictures of students, mothers, teachers, women in wheelchairs, and even a woman on a doctor’s table after surgery, without their permission.
At its height, it had about 350,000 unique users every day and made up to $30,000 a month from ads. Hunter hid behind the law, saying that the content was “user-generated.”
When victims sent him “cease and desist” letters or emails begging him to take the pictures down, he would often just reply with “LOL.”
The Most Hated Man on the Internet tells the story of how Hunter Moore finally got what was coming to him. It has exclusive interviews with women and men who fought to have their images were taken down, law enforcement agents who worked on the case, and the crusaders who fought to take Moore down.
What Is Revenge Porn?
Revenge porn, according to the government’s website, is “the sharing of private, sexual photos or videos of another person without their permission and with the intention of making them feel embarrassed or upset.”
The crime applies to images that are shared both online and offline, in other words, whether they are sent by email or in a more traditional way. It includes putting pictures on the internet, sending them by text message or email, or showing someone a picture in person or on a screen.
Under Section 33 of the Criminal Justice and Court Act 2015, Revenge Porn has been a crime in England and Wales since 2015. If you do it, you could go to jail for up to two years and have to pay a fine (opens in new tab).
Did Hunter Moore Go To Prison?
Yes, Hunter Moore spent two years and six months in prison for his Revenge Porn crimes between 2015 and 2017. In February 2015, he admitted to felony charges of aggravated identity theft and helping someone break into a computer without permission.
Moore must also go through a mental health evaluation while he’s in jail, pay a $2000 fine and a $145.70 restitution fee, and serve three years of supervised release when he gets out.
US district judge Dolly Gee said at his sentencing, “He hid behind his online persona and did strange things. Now you have to deal with what happened because of what you did. Your bad decisions have caused a lot of pain to your victims and you and your family.”
The Federal Bureau of Prisons says that he was released from prison on September 22, 2017.
Hunter tweeted this in 2021: “You know my name, but not my background. You know what I have done but not what I have been through.”
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