Cue the backlash

People are pissed about Rentboy CEO’s prison sentence

Jeffrey Hurant, the former CEO of escort site Rentboy, was sentenced to prison in Brooklyn federal court yesterday after pleading guilty to promoting prostitution and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

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District Judge Margo K. Brodie sentenced him to six months behind bars, plus a $7500 fine. At the sentencing, she characterized Rentboy as “the very thing that is illegal,” although she also recognized that “there is no question it did a lot of good.”

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Since the very beginning, many have said the case against Hurant was misguided, arguing that it unfairly targeted LGBTQ people and sex workers, and that it punished a person who made sex work safer. Now that he has been sentenced, their frustrations have only grown stronger.

Scroll down to see how folks have been responding to Hurant’s sentencing…