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Rentboy CEO Breaks Silence, Begs For Help On Facebook

6876437_2_thumbNearly three months after Homeland Security raided his company’s offices in Manhattan, arresting him and six others, the CEO of rentboy.com is finally breaking his silence.

Jeffrey Hurant and six of his employees were arrested and charged in late August with operating what attorney Kelly Currie called an “internet brothel.” If convicted, they each face a maximum of five years behind bars and fines up to $250,000.

Related: RentBoy CEO And Six Others Arrested In Prostitution Ring Bust

Since the raid, Hurant has been laying low. Until now. He just posted a desperate message on both Rentboy.com’s official Facebook page and his own his personal page, as well.

The message reads:

I realize that I have been very quiet on Facebook since my arrest on August 25th. I have been advised by legal counsel not to make any public statements about the case. As any of you who know me can guess, this hasn’t been easy for me.

This ordeal has been devastating for me, my family, my ex-employees and all the people my company has helped through the years. I am very grateful for all the support I have gotten from friends far and wide throughout the crisis. I count my blessings every day.

The brilliant team at Sher Tremonte, LLP has been working tirelessly preparing my defense. Even though I have not been proven guilty of committing any crime, the government has seized all the assets that I can use to defend myself, so I am here asking for your financial help to insure that this case has the best legal minds working on it.

Please consider donating to the http://www.rentboyfund.org/ Legal Defense Fund.

Hurant’s statement comes just days after Rentboy.com published a post on Craigslist advertising an office liquidation sale, in which the company is selling everything from furniture to office equipment to Rentboy.com memorabilia in an effort to raise money to pay for its mounting legal fees.

So far the company appears to have raised a little over $5,000 of a needed $250,000.

Related: Here’s Your Chance To Own A Piece Of Rentboy.com

h/t: Gay Star News

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61 Comments

  • Bob LaBlah

    ” I realize that I have been very quiet on Facebook since my arrest on August 25th. I have been advised by legal counsel not to make any public statements about the case. As any of you who know me can guess, this hasn’t been easy for me.”

    The source of the problems you are facing is staring right at you in the mirror. YOU. It is unfortunate but some time in life one must learn that one must SHUT THE FUCK UP, whether one likes it or not. You are a trophy waiting for a prosecutor to snare and the more you run your mouth, the more ammunition you provide. You may not know it but with EACH post you are adding no less than $50k more to your legal bill.

    A smart person would have known to shut the fuck up and realize they are running a PROSTITUTION site whether they admit it or not. Reality is a bitch once you get THROWN into it, huh?

  • rand503

    There are dozens of these sites on the internet, almost all of whom are for heaters. The government didn’t go after them, but goes after the gay website. Why? That is selective prosecution, and it is illegal for the government to do so.
    Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty, and everyone is entitled to legal counsel — those are constitutional rights. But if the government is seizing his assets, he can’t pay his attorneys. They are de facto depriving him of legal representation.

    There is much more to this story than we are hearing — someone in the government decided to target a gay website and ignore all the others. We need a good journalist who will do some investigating to find out what is really going on. But it ain’t pretty, I can assure you.

  • Caine

    Maybe they should answer responses to their craigslist post. We inquired about several of their items and got no response.

  • Jonathan26

    @Bob LaBlah: You should STFU & have some compassion for a gay business operator unfairly targeted.

  • juliansorl

    If you’ve used this RentBoy site in one way or another, then you should do your part and contribute to your pimp’s cause. Don’t criminals stick together?

    Personally, I’m rather tired of this site’s continued attention to such dark things. If I wanted to know which Porn “Star” died today, then I would hope there were better sites to find that out. I’ve never visited rent boy, and I find prostitution whether legal or not a rather depressing affair.

  • Bob LaBlah

    @Jonathan26: It is unfortunate your favorite boy store site got shut down and you are having no luck on Grindr, Adam4Adam and the lot but that is not my fault nor problem. When one’s business is engaged in a “gray” area of the law it is best to shut the fuck up about what you are doing. Especially when you are making the amounts of money this ignoramus sure as hell WAS making. It will now be consumed in legal fees and I doubt if he ends up NOT serving time due to his OWN actions, as in constantly running his mouth in person and online. Facebook has caused the downfall of a lot of ignorant people too stupid to understand that what one says on that thing is NOT private, regardless of what they are being told about it being private.

    And by the way, are you aware that the root cause of business FAILURES are due to actions by the owners of the business? Lack of far sight, ignoring the ENVIRONMENTS they are in or are sure as hell going to come, poor financial planning are just a few of the reasons but this dummy falls into many of them, legally that is. You might consider taking an Introduction to Business course 100 at your local community college and get a better insight into the basics of business.

    Investigations are lurking for all who engage in online “hookup” sites. Just ask Craigslist about the shit they went thru a few years ago. If an investigation is underway Craigslist does not hesitate to turn over “records”. Do you honestly think Facebook does not do the same? He was in business at the time Craigslist’s started coming under the microscope of law enforcement but kept on bragging about shit that was no one else business but his. Or at least thats the way it should have been but he was hell to tell the world about it. Well, this is called the end result.

    He should have read about the late Steve Rubell (owner of Studio54) and how he, and he alone, caused his own downfall going on television stoned out of his mind and not giving a flying fuck about what he said in interviews. I bet this one did the same thing only online and didn’t realize braggarts are only creating more enemies as they go on about their success. He destroyed his own business. I have no sympathy for him.

    Back in the day everyone knew the mob controlled gay bars but did the mob brag about it? Hell no. He should have done some homework at one point. I bet he would still be in business if he had.

  • Tobi

    I have to laugh, this fool wants us to help bail him out? He had many years along with millions of dollars to domicile the company and the server in a country where prostitution is legal, as other similar sites have done. It’s not like history isn’t littered with idiots who believe they are untouchable or will be ignored by law enforcement. The vile Steve Rubell as @Bob LaBlah pointed out is a classic example, and the unfortunate Sydney Biddle Barrows, the Mayflower Madam, is another that immediately springs to mind.

  • Masc Pride

    @rand503: That’s not exactly true. The FBI went after myRedBook and shut it down. Rentboy was doing messy business and they started getting brazen about obviously selling sex where it was illegal to do so (probably since they’d been running for so long).

  • moldisdelicious

    He should reach out to all the prostitutes on his site for money. After all, he helped them to eat for so long without getting locked up. They should return the favor instead of running to the next site anticipating for the next raid. I hope he doesn’t think that us gay men are supposed to save him because his problem isn’t a civil rights one involving gay people being discriminated.

  • moldisdelicious

    @Masc Pride:

    Yep. Looks like their arrogance thinking they were above the law came to bite them in the ass. That’s why I have no sympathy for them.

  • Mark

    @Bob LaBlah: Exactly, well said

  • Mark

    @Jonathan26: He was running an illegal prostitution business…the hookers were not reporting taxes because they get tips in cash. Glad he got busted…

  • DarkZephyr

    @Bob LaBlah: Do you feel that prostitution SHOULD be illegal?

    My personal opinion is that its nobody’s damned business. And no, I don’t need a “boy store” as I am happily engaged and had plenty of dates before that. But I also think that what two consenting adults do is simply NOBODY’s effing businesses and making it illegal is nonsensical.

  • sportsguy1983

    What a sad sack. Prostitution should not be illegal, but it is. He is lucky he wasn’t shut down sooner. Ms top your whining and begging for money.

  • Xzamilio

    @DarkZephyr: Doesn’t matter what any of us think… it’s illegal. I don’t think prostitution should be, but that doesn’t change the fact that it is and that the charges lobbied against them although absurd are well within the scope of the law.

  • DarkZephyr

    @Xzamilio: Which isn’t something that I have denied. But seeing how passionate Bob was in his disdain for Mr. Hurant, I was curious about his opinion on the topic, that’s all.

  • SFHandyman

    I have no problem with prostitution. It is going to happen anyway. It should be legal, but I detest streetwalkers. In my neighborhood there are female streetwalkers and I ignore them but they often literally grab me as I’m walking by. It is disgusting that they think physically grabbing me is appropriate behavior. If I am ignoring you, leave me alone. I’d be arrested if I grabbed women like they are grabbing me.

    I would much rather they keep it on the internet and in private spaces and get it off of the streets.

  • Alistair Wiseman

    Why did Obama’s Homeland Security office go after RentBoy? I thought they loved and endorsed gay sex. Not even President Bush could be bothered with these low lifes and he was suppose to hate the gays. Hmmm….

  • Bob LaBlah

    @DarkZephyr……. ” But seeing how passionate Bob was in his disdain for Mr. Hurant, I was curious about his opinion on the topic, that’s all.”

    I have a disdain for all braggarts who thought they knew but now KNOW what “neighbor” they set up shop in and whine when its time to “pay the piper”. A piper who hadn’t even heard your ass until you started shouting about your “tunes/instruments and the high notes you hit” and didn’t quit until your ass finally got “heard”, shall we say.

    As for its legalization, yes, but I have to use the city of Las Vegas and the state of Nevada for my opinion and example. In “parts” of the state of Nevada, it’s legal. In Las Vegas, it isn’t. You know why I believe that is? People being nothing else but themselves. Imagine five “houses” on one block offering the same thing, young boys for sale. One (the houses) can’t stand the other for various reasons and they are more or less at war with one another. One or two houses boys who are all clean, trimmed, clear eyed and polite with their neighbors. Yes, ma’am, sir. More or less the “I’m heading to the store, can I bring you anything back” types.

    (You had to know this was coming next); Now, several of the others offer a brood where beer is openly drunk on the front porch, blunt smoke fills the air and neighbors are constantly asked “what the fuck you are you looking at” for making the mistake of simply walking down the street and making eye contact, polite conversation..(I’ll stop there but I am sure you get the point)…..The neighbors complain about the “quality” of the drugged out/drunk types and group them all into one. They (the neighbors) are told by the local sheriff there is nothing he can do because it is legal.

    Now, the sixty-four thousand dollar question to this hypothetical situation is; who ruined the business? The type of business itself that “self destructed” due to saturation or its employees? Think for a minute. If you are a hard drug user but can get clients and it is all legal then fuck the laws of morality, values and common sense, just get the money. But what does it do to the neighbors who really DON”T care what you do but are affected by the clientele and the “employees” being brought in along with their antics? Imagine a house load of harmon taking, scantly dressed loud mouth “HONEY CHILD” screaming ass t………well, I won’t go there completely. But just imagine for a second. And then add two or three more of THOSE types of houses to the neighborhood. Yes, they are going to come just as they demonstrated they would in the situation with the painted girls up in Times Square not too long ago. The city sure as hell saw where that one was/could go and I couldn’t agree more with….well, enough said on that one.

    There are two sides to this argument. Let’s say the boys in your home look good and you generate one million dollars in business. You keep good records (or else, in this case), you will pay taxes on it because you have to register it as the type of business that it is and YOUR brood don’t cause a ruckus night after night. You can argue about the jobs that will be lost along with your being put out of business because of a few bad apples and, whether the neighbors like it or not, the boys ARE working and providing a service. But at what cost and is this “service” really worth the hassle and frustration to the community it is based in. Is it really in the best interests for the good of all to legalize it EVERY WHERE? There lies the question.

    Now, using the hypothetical situation I just outlined tell me if you think it should be legal in NYC, Chicago, Los Angeles….. I answered yours, now answer mine. I say yes, but leave where AND as it is presently. This is one boat that doesn’t need to be rocked.

  • Markajv

    @Jonathan26: Unfairly Targeted? Wether you like it or not prostitution is illegal.

  • Markajv

    The prostitution business must not be that lucrative since this is the 3rd person who was arrested asking for hand outs to help them with their legal costs. If you give them money you’re an asshat. I see so called “Gay” porn (They are not stars) putting up GoFundMe pages for the public to pay for their vacations. WTF? These people are getting what they deserve and every one of their whores is already working. Shit some of them with major criminal records are hired by studios and people watching Gay Porn are still supporting it. The sex business seems like an underground drug cartel to me Should prostitution be legal…I could care less but right now, where they were working, it is NOT! They broke the law. Deal with t like adults.

  • DarkZephyr

    @Bob LaBlah: Thanks for the reply and I definitely see your point. He should have been a bit more subtle.

    On a side note, do they allow brothels with males in Nevada? I thought it was just female brothels that were legal?

  • DarkZephyr

    @Bob LaBlah: NVM, I looked it up. lol Seems some of the brothels are even hiring men that will work with both sexes. I don’t think there are any all gay brothels or ALL male brothels just yet tho.

  • Bob LaBlah

    @DarkZephyr….” I don’t think there are any all gay brothels or ALL male brothels just yet tho.”

    Here in America, that is. In Brazil, a country whose HIV infection rate dwarfs ours, they are every where. Only DON”T call those guys who work there gay if you want to keep living. It sounds VERY hypocritical but thats how it is down there. Totally different. You would be surprised what a hundred bucks down there will buy you. Its almost like a character from a myvidster.com page stepped right off of the screen, only in my friends video he showed me of his vacation it really was happening. I kid you not. BE CAREFUL. ALL AMERICANS ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE POCKETS FULL OF MONEY. There is extreme poverty down along with a sense of hopelessness there which is why no one really gives a shit about what others to in order to eat.

  • RickjsNZ

    Here in NZ both prostitution and gay marriage are legal (and, gay-haters, our military, police, courts, etc, and society in general have NOT fallen into chaos and depravity!). This was achieved by opponents of the old laws working through the system and getting laws changed.
    Convictions and prison terms under the old laws still stood – ‘crimes’ had been committed under valid laws.

    Given the vitriol on this site addressed to one K*m D*v*s (spit!), for refusing to follow valid laws, I’m surprised at the comments here addressed to law-enforcement for enforcing laws against RentBoy for breaking them!

    (Not that I don’t think there may have been just a LITTLE extra effort put in because it is a gay site, of course.)

    “Sauce for the goose (ugly, hateful cow that KD is)is sauce for the gander”. Get out and get prostitution legalised or de-criminalised, THEN complain if RentBoy seems to be unjustly targeted by IRD* for taxes or ‘welfare’ groups checking theages of employess, etc.
    *Sorry, ‘IRS’ over in US, comp won’t let me change it!!

  • ScottOnEarth

    The judgmental comments by you bitter queens are pathetic. You’re so sanctimonious and smitten with your holier-than-thou bullshit. Let’s hope you’re hideous asses don’t need help from strangers one day. I’ve never used Rentboy but I don’t pass judgment or revel in other people’s misfortune. So STFU, losers.

  • Dieter Michaels

    Borrow money from one of your hookers.

  • seaguy

    I think it is stupid that prostitution is illegal and that the government is going after this site while others many not gay are still up and running. But if your operating a business in an area that crosses the boundaries of what is and is not legal like escorting does, it is your responsibility to keep your business from attracting the attention of law enforcement. Apparently rentboy did not do this and in fact was a bit arrogant when it came to that. So I have a hard time feeling sorry that they need money for lawyers. This is one charity I will not support.

  • seaguy

    @Alistair Wiseman: I am sure you anti Obama conspiracy freaks can come up lots of ideas to answer your question. None of them having any credibility or truth to them at all.

  • Alistair Wiseman

    @seaguy:

    There is no conspiracy, just a question. I’m curious as to what might be the answer and you have supplied me with nothing.

  • seaguy

    @DarkZephyr: from Wikpedia: In order to work in a legal brothel in Nevada, a cervical exam is required by law, implying that men could not work as prostitutes. In late 2009, the owner of the Shady Lady Ranch brothel challenged this provision before the Nye County Licensing and Liquor Board and prevailed.[12] In January 2010, the brothel hired a male prostitute who would offer his services to female clients,[13] but he left the ranch a few weeks later.[14]

  • DarkZephyr

    @Bob LaBlah: “Here in America, that is.”

    Right, was talking about Nevada. I have friends from Brazil and I know what you mean about the poverty level there.

  • DarkZephyr

    @seaguy: Kit Kat Guest Ranch since then has hired some male escorts. Not sure how that has turned out though as that was in 2012. The one mentioned in the Shady Lady Ranch was all the way back in 2010.

  • DarkZephyr

    @seaguy: By the way, I have a theory as to why Markus from 2010 failed so badly.

    1)He was strictly hetero. The money in prostitution is when you cater to the *male* libido and that is just as true of male prostitutes as it is female ones. He wasn’t mean about it, he wasn’t homophobic and in fact was very kind in the way he spoke about gay men, but he wouldn’t work with men. That of course is his right and a choice that is to be respected, but there is simply no money in that.

    2) A bitchy female “comedian” went undercover as a customer, hired him but *didn’t* have sex with him and then tore him apart in her article, making fun of his intellect and making him into a big joke and sharing every private thing he shared with her about his life. She didn’t actually rate his love making abilities at all, because she didn’t avail herself of them. She went their with the express purpose of tearing him down and making him into a joke. http://nypost.com/2010/02/02/my-night-with-a-prosti-dude/

  • youarekiddingme

    @Alistair Wiseman: Because they are a LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY! Has nothing to do with anyone’s politics (just like the judge (adminstering the law) who put Kim Davis in jail was appointed by Bush)). Now leave yours out of it.

  • martinbakman

    I’d still like to understand
    Why DHS?
    and
    Why hit RentBoy now?

  • Alistair Wiseman

    @youarekiddingme:

    You didn’t answer my question. Why now? RentBoy has been around since the Clinton Administration. Why did Obama sick his feds on them? You didn’t answer my question either.

  • No_No_No_Yes

    You know I have to call bullshit on the whole shooting match. Serena Vash, same prosecutor as the now infamous extortion trial of Jarek Wentworth is now titts deep in this, just days after slapping the boy with 6 years. It’s all good I suppose if this troll has intentions of dragging the “johns” INCLUDING Donald the nasty creeper Burns, and David the krypt keeper Geffen to this little witch hunt as defendants too. To be sure, Burns openly admitted to having used several Rentboys during the course of his trial.

    Now, aside from the obvious obsurdity in THAT picture, just exactly where are all you uppity queens going to stand when some wise ass legal mind decides to start charging men all over the country with sodomy? You do realize these laws are still on the books in MANY states.. Can’t happen? Yeah you go with that.

    My point is yes, prostitution is still against our antiquated laws.. so is spitting on some sidewalks and cursing in public- man could THAT set comedy back to 1950 in a hurry.

    It’s easy to hate on a site like Rentboy, theoretically corrupting young men blah blah blah.. THAT will get way better when they go back to hustling street corners right? Hey there is always Craigslist cuz THAT is ALWAYS safe. Shitheads. Wake the fuck up. They call it the oldest profession in the book for good reason – IT IS!

    Happily I have not needed this service as of yet, but if I ever did I’d sooner be able to check other people’s reviews before doing so, and if I were an escort I would appreciate not having to skulk around in dimly lit streets waiting for who knows who to roll up. This goes for hetero sites as well. These sites serve a purpose, and if you think that world hunger will be cured, world peace guaranteed, all the social injustice rectified by simply roasting this site owner and his employees MAN, I want to sell you a house.

    I think Ms Serena got a little snapshot of what certain pornstar/escorts managed to squeeze out of these silly old geezers and realized she wasn’t making a third of that. Welcome to my world bitch, I meet idiots all day long with far more money than sense, I don’t get the luxury of having antiquated laws against stupid that I can use to punish them. Neither should you.

    Besides, these boys deserved to make that money. NO damn way I’d sleep with Donald Burns for less than an Audi. Just sayin.. (I just barfed in my mouth) and David Geffin??!!! Holy shit Batman! Um no.

    Jarek’s big mistake? Always cut your deal going in. Frankly he deserved the 1.5 million because I don’t care what he does he will never get the sight of that man naked out his head.

  • DavidIntl

    We should all object to this governmental overreach on multiple levels. Although I am not personally a fan of prostitution, there is nothing fundamentally wrong with it, as long as all parties are willing participants. And indeed it is perfectly legal in many jurisdictions. But perhaps more importantly from a legal standpoint, these guys weren’t actually operating as pimps. They simply provided a forum which facilitated communications between prostitutes and clients. It seem to me a violation of basic internet freedom principles to go after the host of forum for the actions of the participants in that forum.

  • lykeitiz

    @DarkZephyr: I just read the article you posted. Yeah, very degrading. He came across as just a young guy stumbling through life like we all have, not always making the best decisions, and she was just there to criticize him for it. What a sad bitch.

  • DarkZephyr

    @lykeitiz: I agree. I would love to give her a piece of my mind about it. Nasty person.

  • Bob LaBlah

    @No_No_No_Yes: Personally, I would strongly advise you, were you his attorney, NOT to present that argument at his trial. As in NONE of it.

    As I stated before, one has to UNDERSTAND the “neighborhood” that one has set up shop in. This does include the “new construction” as well as the “older” buildings and those who occupy both, which special emphasis on the “older” buildings. Did anyone honestly think that once gay marriage became etched in stone, more or less, other parts of the “neighborhood” were not going to come under scrutiny? Think of a “gray” area that you are, more or less, across the line and standing in, whether you admit it or not. To make matters worse in THIS case you decided to construct a neon-sign (bragging about how much you have and so forth). That is what is happening here. In many parts of the country the aim is to start knocking out the lights of that neon sign that YOU insisted on constructing. You had best figure out what sort of barrier, force field (for legal reasons I wont use the word bribe) you are going to deploy to deflect the rest of the rocks once one has landed on any part of that sign that YOU constructed. After all, it is YOUR business and don’t ever forget that. YOU are responsible for what it IS and DOES. Case closed. Jury dismissed on that one.

  • tricky ricky

    all of his assets are the result of a criminal enterprise so of course they were seized. his lawyer should have explained this to him. the government has an iron clad case against him so he might as well ask for a plea deal. he could do major time for the money laundering count alone.

  • tricky ricky

    @Jonathan26: you have got to be kidding. he was running a criminal enterprise which laundered millions of dollars. he wasn’t unfairly targeted. you can’t be unfairly targeted if you are in fact running a criminal enterprise.

  • alphacentauri

    LOL what a pathetic fool. What’s even more foolish is that there are people who are actually comparing this to major watershed LGBT rights events like stonewall. *facepalm*

  • onthemark

    @tricky ricky: “all of his assets are the result of a criminal enterprise so of course they were seized.”

    Except that he hasn’t been convicted of anything yet.

    Nice try at defending the unconstitutional “civil forfeiture” laws.

  • Markajv

    HAHA! The rentboyfundme page took off the comments section. Guess they are too childish to take some criticism. (Before I rant,,,When Heidi Fleiss’ ring got busted did she ask for a handout from the general public to pay her legal bills? NO!) Homeland Security DID NOT raid this co. The NYPD did but called in HS because they were using the internet outside of the USA for their clients and their hookers. The LGBT community needs to stop playing the martyr and jumping to conclusions before they know the facts. Who knows what was going on behind closed doors with this place? They all are speaking like they are perfect angels and are being attacked because it’s a Gay business. You are not being attacked. You are not that high up on the totem pole.To the John’s out there that think you have developed a relationship with the whores you are paying, think again. It’s an act! You should read their twitters. They all hate one another and are constantly attacking one another to the point of bullying. Obviously something was going down. And it wasn’t the hookers on my dick!

  • kwjordy

    Kind of sad to see that as soon as we start securing our rights we start acting like the very people who used to put us in jail for holding hands, having sex, etc. I may not like prostitution, but as long as it is between 2 consenting adults, it should be legal and no one should go to prison for it. Our community needs to stand up for people being oppressed by these clowns who want to throw them in prison for doing the very things they are doing. We almost always find out later that these same A-holes are doing all kinds of illegal things from drugs to sex to taking bribes to…fill in the blank. While the right-wingers were voting to impeach Bill Clinton for sex with another woman, their ring-leader was paying hush money to men he had diddled when they were adolescents. We need to stand up to this bullshit and help this guy out just as we might if two gay men were being prosecuted for holding hands in public. Bottom line is that someone is telling everyone else how to live and it needs to stop.

  • Kangol

    @Bob LaBlah: Yep, in Brazil they’re “escorts.” And they’re all over the country.

    Other countries have this too. In Dominican Republic prostitution is legal. Straight women pick up the sanky pankies; straight men hire the female sex workers; and gay men can get boyfriends or just outright rent boys. Google “Juan BinBin” to see what that’s about.

    I don’t think sex work should be illegal. I do wish the CEO of this company had not dug his own hole with his online activity.

  • Alistair Wiseman

    @kwjordy:

    In the United States, it is not illegal to have an extramarital affair. Bill Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives on two charges; one of perjury and one of obstruction of justice.

  • gaym50ish

    I think they have a shot at winning the case if they argue it as free-speech issue. They weren’t making money off of prostitution — they were making their money by charging for the ADS placed on the site by prostitutes.

  • rollinby8

    I truly believe that consensual sex between two or more people should be legal for anyone that wants to participate. The USA is so damn uptight about any form of sex. I’ve been all over the world and especially mostly gay populated countries where prostitution is totally legal, gay or straight, even in public gay bars. For some reason America thinks that because of the so called moral decay due to sex that only America is going to bring the wrath of God. First of all this thought is deranged and I don’t believe in God. What America is going through now with gay marriage, the rest of the world has been doing for many years and God hasn’t done shit about it. I believe escorts are great for those that desire them and the sex workes are happy too, contrary to most beliefs. As far as this owner, he must have practiced poor business decisions and thus has caused him financial and legal problems. I don’t know if he was good to his boys. But it sounds like he was. People better wake up to the over intrusive power that our government is gaining over us private citizens. Think before you stand so strongly beside the American government because one day all of your freedoms will be gone. Just because we have the legal right to gay marriage doesn’t mean it will last forever. There are many anti-gay groups lobbying to overturn the SCOTUS decision to allow gay marriage. Right now the over religious anti-gay homophobic Ben Carson is leading in the GOP polls. Do you realize the disaster it would be if Carson was president with a republican house and senate. The gays will be sent back so many years it isn’t even conceivable. You might want to change your narrow minded outlook on prostitution and those involved in completely consensual sex. I think this situation is just the start of targeting the gays in this country and I believe it going to get even worse.

  • Alistair Wiseman

    @rollinby8:

    You don’t believe in God? Shocking!!!

  • Forumfriend

    It’s unbelievable to see whats happening in the US. A business like this that exist for so long…. What about all the others? Men4rent, rentmen etc… And Graigslist? Isn’t that the same somewhere?
    I am so glad that this is more liberal in Europe. Specially in The Netherlands where prostitution is legal. We have Boys4u.com mainly in Europe for years and it’s helping gay men that wish some affection now and then. What’s wrong with one guy that wants to give and the other wants to receive some fun. Nobody is hurt. win win.

  • kwjordy

    @Alistair Wiseman: and they both stemmed from the fact that he had extramarital sex. And, again, we’re talking what’s fair and what is not, not just what is legal and what is not. Our gay lifestyle was very recently against the law. Did we then say to those who were arrested “You dug your own hole…you knew gay sex was against the law, so you deserve to go to jail”? God, why must we turn into the very same people who used to oppress us? Let me say it clearly: If it is between two consenting adults, then it should not be illegal and putting people in prison for doing it is wrong, whether it is legal or not. CHANGE – THE – LAW.

  • Maleko

    @Bob LaBlah: Hey bro, you are very confused about this. He didn’t ruin his business, Homeland Security did. Now why is Homeland even remotely concerned about a site like this? It would seem that Homeland isn’t in the local sex business. This is a job for the NYC police, but they knew about it for years and didn’t see fit to close it down. The federal cops don’t show up for sex cases in NYC; they have better things to do, better cases to investigate and work with. The Federal Cabinet position of Homeland Security seems to be miles outside their area of responsibility. Why didn’t DOD just drive a tank down to the building and blow it up? It makes as much sense. This is New York City’s issue; can’t call it a problem since it was well known what was going on and they nor the district attorney ever took action to shut them down. This is a classic case of the federal government trampling on States Rights. Maybe some facts will come out at trial and there might be a reason for this. But I truly think the Attorney General and President Obama make a quick phone call to the leadership that pulled this off and express their frustration and irritation at keeping Homeland out of state cases and let them know that if they have the funds for this stuff, then President Obama call tell them that they evidently don’t need a budget increase next year. He also might remind them to mind their manners and that these are for the States to run. The AG and Homeland should be required to make the arrestees whole after this; that means to give them enough money to live the type of they lived before this incident; return all of the assets that were seized and make up the difference from Homelands budget. This type of action by the Feds (who don’t even belong in this case) when they go out and throw the nuclear bomb on this business is absurd. There was no need to seize assets. This is more a civil case that could shut them down much more quietly and simply than when Feds take an action that will ruin a man’s life no matter how the case comes out; how can he get back to a comparable lifestyle after this? Lots of friends will suddenly not be so chummy, tough to get good, capable, honest people when you go thru this travesty; you will find you are slightly radioactive. I didn’t think that screwy cases like this and the medical marijuana laws would get so intradicted by Federal ‘police’ under Obama; I thought he’d have passed the word that they should honor states rights, abide by the NYPD decision about not busting that business or these people, and to moderate their passions in some areas.

  • BGinBigD

    Sorry, fellas, the prosecutor got it right. RentBoy IS an Internet brothel! If you want to change the law, fine, go for it. But in nearly all the states in the USA, prostitution is illegal.

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