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.
A line has been drawn. Under age actors are verbotten. Unwilling participants are verbotten. As are snuff flicks. I would add beastiality to that as an animal cannot be said to be able to give "consent" as it has no rational mind to do so with.
Acts of capitalism between CONSENTING ADULTS.
It might be icky to the vast majority of us, but that doesn't mean it should be illegal. And it certainly isn't the FedGovs job to be regulating it in any way.
Isn't Hardcore some sort of retired marine or something of that nature?
There is no federal law, but San Fran, Seattle, and other city ordinances all have public urination laws -
I'm getting my behind kicked on this thread. I concede that idiots such as Max Hardcore has the right to urinate, defecate, and choke women appearing as little girls.
Forest Hump? Splendor In the *ss?
Not my intent. Just stating my opinion. I don't watch that kind of stuff nor would I ever pay money for it. Consider it a boycott. ;-)
Ah, for the good old days of the "Fabulous Dark Brothers" and Gerard Damiano.
I'm not typically one to say, "There ought to be a law!" because I do believe in free speech and M.H. isn't breaking any laws. If he is shut down, they'll go after Flynt next. Then Guccione. Then Hefner. I don't want to live in a "G-Rated" America.
I am disturbed that Max Hardcore was able to become quite wealthy selling the films he makes. That says more about the country we live in than the simple fact that he is allowed by law to make these films.
Closet (or practicing) pedophiles who hang out at the mall, loiter around junior high schools and skating rinks and buy YM magazine for their "daughters."
Just a guess.
Rough anal sex
Sorry, I think it's at best silly (and, at worst, intentionally evil) to quote Tom Paine in defense of stuff like that. It's ACLU-think, and in my mind, that is anything but American.
Like I said, if you want the FBI to be the porn police, pass an Amendment.
Porn is a major item in "interstate commerce." It isn't necessary to pass an amendment to regulate it, any more than it is necessary to pass an amendment to regulate the shipment of dangerous chemicals across state lines.
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.
Why would they work for him then? I agree with his statement about wasting our taxpayer dollars entirely.
Could anyone really be named "Hardcore?"