Revenge porn site operator goes after news sites that posted pictures of him
Revenge-porn impresario Craig Brittain is learning the hard way that karma is a real witch.
Late last month, the Federal Trade Commission settled a complaint against Brittain in which the agency accused the Colorodan and his defunct site, Is Anybody Down, with unfair business practices. The site paid its bills by soliciting women’s nude photos on Craigslist and/ or from their exes, pub- lishing the photos without the women’s permission (and often with their names and phone numbers attached), and then charging fees of $200 to $500 to take the photos down.
As part of the settlement, Brittain agreed to destroy the images he had and never operate a revenge porn site again. Anti-revenge-porn advocates saw the move as a huge win against their foes.
But irony of ironies, Brittain himself now feels exposed.