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Max Hardcore Offices Raided by FBI; Servers, Tapes Seized
XBiz News ^ | 05 Oct. 05 | Gretchen Gallen

Posted on 10/10/2005 1:05:39 PM PDT by Drew68

Max Hardcore Offices Raided by FBI; Servers, Tapes Seized

By Gretchen Gallen
Wednesday, October 5, 2005

ALTA DENA, Calif. – The offices of Max Hardcore’s Max World Entertainment were raided Wednesday under the authority of the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section of the Justice Department. The FBI seized five video titles, Hardcore’s attorney Jeffrey Douglas told XBiz, including (ed. movie titles ommitted)

Additionally, the FBI seized all servers belonging to Hardcore with the purpose of copying and returning them, Douglas said. It is not yet known what other office items have been taken as the investigation is ongoing.

By Thursday afternoon, Hardcore's servers had been returned and the website was active.

Hardcore was not present at the time of the raid, and according to Douglas, is presently attending a trade show in Barcelona, Spain.

Douglas said this is the first federal obscenity investigation involving Hardcore and is in any way related to 2257 record-keeping enforcement.

“Once again the government is wasting tax dollars and otherwise invaluable law enforcement resources to try to force a minority view of morality on all of America,” Hardcore said in a statement. “Five of my movies have been targeted by the federal ‘prude’ patrol. There is no indication of any crime to be alleged except obscenity. If indicted, I will fight to protect my liberty as well as the liberty of consenting adults to watch other adults engage in lawful, consensual, pleasurable sexual action. Shame on the Department of Justice. I am proud of my movies and of those who sell them.”

In 2001, Hardcore was prosecuted by the city of Los Angeles for obscenity, which was not resolved until 2004 with a company plea to a public nuisance.

Born Paul Little in 1956, Hardcore’s films have long been considered some of the most controversial in the industry.


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KEYWORDS: acluertarians; childporn; doj; libertarians; moralabsolutes; pervertedfilth; porn; pornography
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The site where this link is from is a buisiness site catering to the adult industry and to the best of my knowledge contains no pornographic images.

In 2001, Hardcore was prosecuted by the city of Los Angeles for obscenity, which was not resolved until 2004 with a company plea to a public nuisance.

When one is charged with obscenity in Los Angeles, you can bet the stuff is out there. I'm not going to plead ignorance to Hardcore's work. I have seen it. If you have never seen a Max Hardcore film, you have abolutely never seen anything like it. Watching this film was a stomach-churning experience. There was nothing arousing about it at all.

I'd be willing to bet that 99% of the population who enjoy pornography would find a film by Max Hardcore to be totally repulsive.

He's not well-liked within the industry for two major reasons. First, he scares away the new talent. Young women who find themselves in his films usually are new to the business and typically flee the industry after being subjected to the painful, wholly humiliating and degrading experience of working with this man. Second, he is indefensible. He epitomizes everything that those against pornography rally against. He makes Larry Flynt look like Walt Disney and your typical Vivid Video production look like wholesome family entertainment. That is no hyperbole.

1 posted on 10/10/2005 1:05:44 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Drew68; Jersey Republican Biker Chick
Gee, I hope my e mail address won't be cross referenced for my Federal Background Investigation.
 
Owl_Eagle

(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,

 it was probably sarcasm)

2 posted on 10/10/2005 1:09:59 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Drew68

OK, so it's repulsive. So the federal gubmint should shut them down?


3 posted on 10/10/2005 1:11:54 PM PDT by Huck ("I'm calling a moratorium on Miers/Bush/GOP bashing--but it won't be easy (thanks tex))
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To: Owl_Eagle

You in big trouble, mister!!


4 posted on 10/10/2005 1:12:48 PM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (People too weak to follow their own dreams, will always find a way to discourage yours.)
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To: Drew68

Sounds like the Feds are getting Hard Core with THEM!


5 posted on 10/10/2005 1:13:42 PM PDT by funkywbr
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To: Huck

Had the same thought. I don't buy into such things as Max peddles, but I'm still trying to figure out where the FBI became the Porn Police. I musta missed that article the last time I read the Constitution...


6 posted on 10/10/2005 1:14:40 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Anyone who needs to be persuaded to be free, doesn't deserve to be. -El Neil)
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To: Drew68

It's a good thing you re-viewed these movies for us, thanks.


7 posted on 10/10/2005 1:15:26 PM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to.....otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: Drew68

Nope. Never heard of him.


8 posted on 10/10/2005 1:15:57 PM PDT by Constitution Day (When life gives you lemons, just shut up and eat your damn lemons.)
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To: Drew68

Max must be selling enough films to keep body and soul together so somebody is watching it.


9 posted on 10/10/2005 1:17:26 PM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: Dead Corpse

I remember reading statistics on % of hotel guests who access porn from their rooms, and it was over 50%, as I recall. I think the story had to do with Rupert Murdoch, because he peddles that stuff to hotels everywhere. I just think it's a big fat waste of time, but some ppl like stuff like that: go after porn, go after marijuana, and pass anti flag burning amendments.


10 posted on 10/10/2005 1:17:41 PM PDT by Huck ("I'm calling a moratorium on Miers/Bush/GOP bashing--but it won't be easy (thanks tex))
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To: stuartcr

The sacrifice is simply staggering.

My bet is these jezebels knock on this creep's door when everyone else gives em the boot. Glad to know all the terrorists are all rounded up.

the poster sounded downright saddened by the possibility of someone being abused to the point of quitting porn. My head hurts.


11 posted on 10/10/2005 1:18:29 PM PDT by kinghorse
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To: Drew68
The offices of Max Hardcore’s Max World Entertainment were raided Wednesday under the authority of the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section of the Justice Department

I am sure a man as scrupulous and conscientious as Mr. Hardcore is very meticulous about verifying the ages of the "performers" in his "productions".
12 posted on 10/10/2005 1:19:19 PM PDT by Thrusher ("...there is no peace without victory.")
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To: Drew68

It's official. I'm over the hill and out of touch with the culture. I've never heard of this person.


13 posted on 10/10/2005 1:20:19 PM PDT by SE Mom (Keep an open mind; nothing will fall out.)
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To: Huck
OK, so it's repulsive. So the federal gubmint should shut them down?

No, but there's a line in porn that shouldn't be crossed. I have no problem with mainstream, run-of-the-mill porn. These are your Vivid Video, the Adam and Eve, the companies that just produce regulare porn.

Max Hardcore, on the other hand (no pun intended LOL), borders on some devious s--t. I'm talking stuff you'll find in those "Faces of Deaths" films and other snuff pieces. Real heinous stuff that even most porn aficiondos find disgusting.

14 posted on 10/10/2005 1:20:31 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Harmful or Fatal if Swallowed)
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To: Huck
OK, so it's repulsive. So the federal gubmint should shut them down?

I'm not necessarily advocating that. Certainly this man knows enough to dot his "i's" and cross his "t's" when it comes to the work he does. I'm certain that he diligently verifies the ages of the actresses in his films. And certainly these actresses are adults and have no one but themselves to blame when they show up on the set of one of his films.

But to say he stretches the boundries is an understatement. He steps waaaaay over the line. It is difficult to say there is nothing wrong with adults enjoying pornography and then try to defend one of Max's films.

I really don't know. If he isn't breaking any laws, then he isn't breaking any laws. Truthfully, Max Hardcore's films were the inevitable evolution of an industry that is constantly trying to see how far it can go and what it can get away with.

15 posted on 10/10/2005 1:21:24 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Drew68

Well, I've not seen his work so I can't comment on it.


16 posted on 10/10/2005 1:22:11 PM PDT by Huck ("I'm calling a moratorium on Miers/Bush/GOP bashing--but it won't be easy (thanks tex))
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To: Dead Corpse

I wasn't aware the Constitution addressed porn.


17 posted on 10/10/2005 1:22:11 PM PDT by mlc9852
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
And? Pass an Amendment then. If there is evidence other crimes have been comitted, then try him on those crimes.

This is a waste of tax payer money.

18 posted on 10/10/2005 1:22:24 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Anyone who needs to be persuaded to be free, doesn't deserve to be. -El Neil)
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To: mlc9852

That was my point. It doesn't. So why is the FBI involved?


19 posted on 10/10/2005 1:23:10 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Anyone who needs to be persuaded to be free, doesn't deserve to be. -El Neil)
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To: Dead Corpse

The Constitution doesn't address quite a few things that the FBI may be involved in.


20 posted on 10/10/2005 1:23:47 PM PDT by mlc9852
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