Skip to comments.Max Hardcore Offices Raided by FBI; Servers, Tapes Seized
Posted on 10/10/2005 1:05:39 PM PDT by Drew68
By Gretchen Gallen
Wednesday, October 5, 2005
ALTA DENA, Calif. The offices of Max Hardcores 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, Hardcores 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, Hardcores films have long been considered some of the most controversial in the industry.
OK, I will take your word for it.
Thanks for the research.
Let me try to sum it up in language suitable for this forum. Young "girl-next-door" types (actresses range in age from 18 to 23 or so) wearing braces, pigtails and bright colored little-girl clothes and subjected to extremely humiliating, degrading and painful sex. It is not uncommon to see these actresses vomit and burst into tears while being filmed.
Max can thank the FBI for the increase in sales this month....
Either make the penalties so tough the porn industry dies (across the board) or forget about it. Anything else is just a bureaucrat keeping a chair warm. Black and white is efficient. Gray is one big waste of money.
And yes. I'm well aware of how far off from reality this view is. It does not make it the wrong viewpoint. The FedGov has LIMITED powers and duties. Anything not listed is verbotten to them.
This is such an instance.
Where on earth did you get that from? I was merely stating one of the reasons why he is not well liked in the industry -an industry I am not employed by, by the way.
Bravo! Hope they nail that slimebag
"He's not well-liked within the industry for two major reasons. First, he scares away the new talent."
scared straight? good. it doesn't take talent to whore yourself.
Well, what does that leave them to do? If all this should be handled by local LE, we need to cut their budget.
interesting. That explains why the Child exploitation force of the FBI is doing this. Wasn't there a case recently that ruled that producing fictional representations of sex with underaged persons was a crime? Do you agree with that? Similarly, should fictional depictions of rape be allowed, or should that be banned too? It's a very weird area of thought crime we get into. I mean, I guess I am not too keen on obscenity laws. I think the public square should be kept family friendly, but I am not sure at what point we allow the gubmint to confiscate fictional materials.
I'll have to admit, His work IS fairly disturbing.
Read between the lines.
The FBI took his servers, copied all his films, and then returned the servers.
They didn't want to pay those website subscription fees any more.
So all they have to do is sit around and roust porn producers? Damn am I glad all that terrorism stuff has been cleared up.
I wouldn't put it past them.
No. The opposite. SCOTUS ruled that FICTIONAL representation of underage children is legal. As an example, a 25 year old girl can legally pretend to be a 15 year old high school girl in a movie and it is not illegal. The law that was challenged would have made the person who made the film with the 25 year old guilty of child porn when clearly no children were involved. It was the correct ruling.
Why does it have to be one or the other? I thought they were involved with both.
And what in the Constitution gives the FedGov authority to legislate porn as a crime?
Has the ACLU stepped up to provide Max's legal defense for free yet?