POLK COUNTY, Fla.— Big Brother is at it again in Polk County. An amateur performer who shoots under the name Kimberly Kupps and her husband were arrested by Polk County Florida deputies this weekend following a three month investigation into the small adult business she and her husband ran out of their Lake Wales home. Kupps allegedly shot homemade adult video and uploaded them to her own site and also to Clips4Sale.com.
“The Polk County Sheriff’s Office began investigating Theresa Taylor, 55, in March after receiving tips that she was making and distributing porn from her home at 926 S. Lakeshore Blvd.,” theledger,com reported. “An investigator paid the initial $19.95 membership fee to her website, kimberlykupps.com, where he found videos of [Kupps] having sex with men and women, as well as offering some of the clothes she wore in the videos for sale.”
Six videos were downloaded and shown to County Judge Reinaldo Ojeda for review. In April, Ojeda ruled the videos were obscene material under state law. The investigators also allegedly obtained emails proving that sexually explicit videos were shot at the couple’s home. The article states that Kupps husband admitted to police that the couple shot and uploaded videos for money, and that they had made an average of $700 a month for the past four months.
Kupps was booked on six counts each of selling obscene material and distributing obscene material, both misdemeanors. She was also charged with felony wholesale promotion of obscene material. Her husband was booked on six counts each of wholesale promotion of obscene material and distribution of obscene material, a misdemeanor.
Can you imagine if this town found a fetish studio?
“SIR! We found us some real sexy freakers!”
Alex Kozinski, chief of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals [former appointee of President Ronald Reagen] has very controversial porn on his personal website. Women painted as cows standing on all fours, half naked men posing with farm animals, and a pictorial of women shaving their pubic hair while masturbating to name a few.
The Judge was quoted saying that he thought the images were ‘funny’, but also that the photo of the women painted as cows was “degrading” and “gross.” He did note that he didn’t think the images were obscene and that’s why they were on the subdomain of his website.
The irony in this is that Judge Kozinski is currently presiding over a case involving images from filmmaker Ira Isaacs. The images are being questioned as to whether they are “criminally obscene” due to sexual fetish content including bestiality.
I’m assuming the Judge insisted on more evidence being brought into the case for his ‘review’
Source: Wired Blog
I’m sure you heard all about it; ‘The Man’ is coming down on the porn industry with obscenity charges again. This time the sacrificial lamb is poor ol’ Max Hardcore whose only crime, according to authorities, is loving women too much… and peeing in their mouths.
If you don’t already know you can read the whole story at Porno News Network but I’m going to cut right to the chase because it’s Friday and I only have a million, billion hands to shake and boobies to grab at Erotica LA.
I do want to say that the real tragedy behind something like this is that while most of Max’s stuff is very, very strong when anyone is convicted of charges in spite of the First Amendment it leads to a more people getting convicted of the same thing. That’s the double edge sword of precedent. I’ve read Joanna Angel is facing similar charges for way tamer stuff.
Although I think Max is going to be OK on appeal he’s still got a long, rough summer a head of him as sentencing isn’t scheduled until September. I wish the best to Max and all the other adult entertainers that are unfairly singled out by petty prosecutors and prudish partisans. The system was designed to protect people not institutionalize them for refusing to conform.
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