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chrmjenkins
Jun 15, 2010, 01:39 PM
http://www.limelife.com/blog-entry/Perez-Hilton-Could-Go-Jail-For-Miley-Cyrus-NoPanties-Pic/49257.html

We know: when it comes to celebrity gossip, there have to be limits. Perez Hilton could face super-serious charges for ignoring one of those limits by tweeting a photo of Miley Cyrus climbing out of a car without underwear this week. You won't believe how insane this is.

Earlier this week Perez Hilton reportedly tweeted a photo of 17-year-old Miley Cyrus climbing out of a vehicle and wearing a dress but no underwear. Perez warned: "If you are easily offended, do NOT click here ... Oh, Miley! Warning: truly not for the easily offended!"

But the warning was not enough. The fact that Perez published the photo could bring a super-damper on his career. Perez Hilton has said that he gets over 8 million pageviews in a normal day, and there are many media companies who have sought to buy him out -- but this latest Miley move could very realistically be the end of Perez Hilton's celebrity blogging days.

Our pals at PopEater (via Salon.com) have insight from a legal expert about what kind of consequences Perez Hilton could face for tweeting a crotch-shot of a minor. Says L.A.-based attorney Jeffrey Douglas, a child pornography case specialist: "We're not talking about a misdemeanor. You don't have to know what the definition of the law is, all you have to do is knowingly distribute the photograph." Douglas also called Perez's move "suicidal" to his career.

Salon also reported that Perez Hilton "could be prosecuted on the state or federal level -- or both -- with a conviction potentially resulting in a 15 year sentence and lifetime registration as a sex offender."

PopEater has more, including the fact that neither Miley Cyrus nor Perez Hilton has commented on the shot (Perez has taken down his incriminating tweet, but apparently other sites picked up the photo of Miley). Monday a clearly red-faced Perez tweeted a link to a video in which he insisted that he and Miley are "cool" and that he just likes to "lovingly taunt" her.

Interesting side note: at press time, 78 percent of PopEater voters said they never read Perez, and 75 percent said they thought jail time would be appropriate for Perez Hilton's alleged crime.

DylanLikesPorn
Jun 15, 2010, 01:42 PM
Miley Cyrus was wearing white underwear at the time of that snapshot. :( I doubt Perez Hilton will get into any trouble.

I can't believe I just responded to this post. :mad:

MattSepeta
Jun 15, 2010, 02:15 PM
He should go to jail simply for aiding and abetting the dumbing down of Americans and popular culture.

Freakin idiot... "Lovingly taunt?" When I was 17, I certainly would not have taken his actions as "loving taunts," I would have been petrified that a grown man would think child pornography is just fine to distribute via twitter, or to even joke about, for that matter.

dXTC
Jun 15, 2010, 03:29 PM
Color me unsurprised. It's not terribly far a stretch from MSPainting man-parts onto celebrity mugs.

Of course, some would say, "What's the point? It's not like the pic did anything for him!" ;) :D

leekohler
Jun 15, 2010, 04:39 PM
Bye-bye Perez. This is what eventually happens to people who do nothing but leech off the misfortunes of others. Hopefully, you get what you deserve.

Can the same happen to TMZ as well?

chrmjenkins
Jun 15, 2010, 05:35 PM
Bye-bye Perez. This is what eventually happens to people who do nothing but leech off the misfortunes of others. Hopefully, you get what you deserve.

Can the same happen to TMZ as well?

If it does, I'm buying lottery tickets.

That-Is-Bull
Jun 15, 2010, 06:02 PM
I hate to defend this guy, but what the hell happens in the six months from 17.5 years old to 18 years old that makes the former worth 15 years and sex offender status for life?

leekohler
Jun 15, 2010, 07:41 PM
I hate to defend this guy, but what the hell happens in the six months from 17.5 years old to 18 years old that makes the former worth 15 years and sex offender status for life?

The law is the law. That is the cut-off. That's the way it goes.

ethical
Jun 16, 2010, 04:57 AM
The law is the law. That is the cut-off. That's the way it goes.
Exactly. There has to be a cut-off somewhere.

So erm....no one has said anything about the photographer who originally distributed the photo.....

Shivetya
Jun 16, 2010, 08:04 AM
Miley Cyrus was wearing white underwear at the time of that snapshot. :( I doubt Perez Hilton will get into any trouble.

I can't believe I just responded to this post. :mad:

Unfortunately for him, photoshopped pictures qualify as a violation of the law. If you paste the face of a child on an nude adult or specific parts onto a minor your are guilty.

dXTC
Jun 16, 2010, 08:16 AM
Oh, and speaking of shameful celebrity snaps, Perez only has to look in the mirror.

There's a pic of him on a current MSNBC news article that can be described as Dorothy Hamill meets the Smurfs in the aisles of a Goodwill shop. Flamboyant is one thing (and I have no problem with it); tacky is another.

Joan Rivers would have an apoplectic fit if she saw it. On the other hand, Bobby Trendy must be giggling his a** off.

See for yourself:

Abstract
Jun 16, 2010, 08:56 AM
Bye-bye Perez. This is what eventually happens to people who do nothing but leech off the misfortunes of others. Hopefully, you get what you deserve.

Can the same happen to TMZ as well?

I hope so. I can't stand that shiznit. :mad:


I hate to defend this guy, but what the hell happens in the six months from 17.5 years old to 18 years old that makes the former worth 15 years and sex offender status for life?

Sorry, but he can't just say, "But she's so mature for her age" and get away with such an offense. This law is a bit flawed, IMO, but in cases like this, I think it's one that's definitely needed.

ranguvar
Jun 16, 2010, 09:13 AM
OK, so in the US the average girl loses her virginity at about 14 years of age, but it's child pornography if you take an up-skirt snapshot of a 17 year old? Welcome to America! :rolleyes:

DylanLikesPorn
Jun 16, 2010, 09:39 AM
Unfortunately for him, photoshopped pictures qualify as a violation of the law. If you paste the face of a child on an nude adult or specific parts onto a minor your are guilty.

There is no photoshopping regarding these pictures. You're just throwing in useless debate points.

ps. how do you know what the law is regarding the photoshopping of children on nude photos? ;)

danpass
Jun 16, 2010, 09:45 AM
So who is Perez Hilton?

Oh .................. nobody.


Ok.

Dagless
Jun 16, 2010, 09:49 AM
OK, so in the US the average girl loses her virginity at about 14 years of age, but it's child pornography if you take an up-skirt snapshot of a 17 year old? Welcome to America! :rolleyes:

Or where you can serve your country and go on any number of killing sprees in the name of peace before you're allowed to drink alcohol.

I've always wondered about foreign laws though.

Say if the photo in question was featured in a UK publication, where the age of consent is 16. Would that be legal? Or what if someone was to view 16 year old US porn, in the US that would be illegal but what if the viewers country had a younger age of consent?

And a side Q- would an 18 year old US soldier serving in a country with younger drinking laws, would that be legal?

Flynnstone
Jun 16, 2010, 12:12 PM
And a side Q- would an 18 year old US soldier serving in a country with younger drinking laws, would that be legal?

I can't see why it would be illegal.
Go to Canada. Don't even have to be a soldier.

ethical
Jun 16, 2010, 12:21 PM
Say if the photo in question was featured in a UK publication, where the age of consent is 16. Would that be legal? Or what if someone was to view 16 year old US porn, in the US that would be illegal but what if the viewers country had a younger age of consent?


Laws regarding having sex, and laws regarding images containing nudity are two completely different things.

Age for sex is 16, age for porn is 18.

MacVixen
Jun 16, 2010, 01:20 PM
There is no photoshopping regarding these pictures. You're just throwing in useless debate points.

ps. how do you know what the law is regarding the photoshopping of children on nude photos? ;)

I thought I read yesterday that Perez is claiming that Miley was in fact wearing underwear :rolleyes: and that he had photoshopped the pic as a way to taunt her.

dXTC
Jun 16, 2010, 02:09 PM
I thought I read yesterday that Perez is claiming that Miley was in fact wearing underwear :rolleyes: and that he had photoshopped the pic as a way to taunt her.

If this is true, then it's pretty much Game, Set, Match for the prosecution, and Perez better work out a plea arrangement, quick-- his chances of avoiding the sex offender registry gets slimmer by the hour.

leekohler
Jun 16, 2010, 02:15 PM
If this is true, then it's pretty much Game, Set, Match for the prosecution, and Perez better work out a plea arrangement, quick-- his chances of avoiding the sex offender registry gets slimmer by the hour.

He's obviously not the brightest bulb on the tree.

dXTC
Jun 16, 2010, 02:20 PM
He's obviously not the brightest bulb on the tree.

Agreed. He has the right to remain silent, but apparently not the ability.

leekohler
Jun 16, 2010, 02:32 PM
Agreed. He has the right to remain silent, but apparently not the ability.

Sounds like he's given any prosecutor a dream case.

ucfgrad93
Jun 16, 2010, 03:23 PM
Sounds like he's given any prosecutor a dream case.

Pretty much the equivalent of a hanging curveball. He is a scumbag that is lower than the whale "doo-doo" on the bottom of the ocean.

anjinha
Jun 16, 2010, 04:53 PM
I thought I read yesterday that Perez is claiming that Miley was in fact wearing underwear :rolleyes: and that he had photoshopped the pic as a way to taunt her.

Maybe he said something else after that but what he said (at least on the video I saw) is that although she was wearing underwear he chose that particular pic (where it seems like she isn't wearing underwear) to tell her she should learn how to get out of a car in a more lady-like manner.

DylanLikesPorn
Jun 16, 2010, 05:00 PM
There's also a cellphone picture circulating in the bowels of the internets showing Miley giving a blowjob to her ex-boyfriend. As far as I know, the participants or anyone involved disseminating the images haven't been charged with child pornography.

I'm confident the deal with Perez is a non-issue.

Ttownbeast
Jun 16, 2010, 09:59 PM
OK, so in the US the average girl loses her virginity at about 14 years of age, but it's child pornography if you take an up-skirt snapshot of a 17 year old? Welcome to America! :rolleyes:

Yes but the average 14 YO isn't losing it to a full grown adult many states have specifics on sexual consent laws for these kinds of reasons though underage sex may be frowned upon between two children there are laws in some states concerning age gaps between the consenting juveniles when it comes to sexual activity since it is commonly known that it is not that enforceable and it is better to teach safe sex. Many states have a cut off age at 18 some at 16 for the upper limit and if both are under either age there is a 3 to 4 year difference in age law in effect in many states for certain kinds of statutory rape--which means a 16 year old cannot legally have sex with an 11 year old in some jurisdictions.

RedTomato
Jun 18, 2010, 12:00 PM
Unfortunately for him, photoshopped pictures qualify as a violation of the law. If you paste the face of a child on an nude adult or specific parts onto a minor your are guilty.

Probably rightly so. AFAIK this is also similar to the law in the UK. However, I do wonder about Jake and Dinos Chapman. Like them or loathe them (and some do), they are extremely highly rated artists in the UK, with shows in some of the top galleries in the country (I've seen them).

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=jake+and+dinos+chapman NOT WORK SAFE (and this isn't even an image search)

As far as I can see, they are blatantly in breach of the law. I'm not saying they should be arrested, just wondering why the law doesn't seem to apply to them. It's ART doncha know?

Or where you can serve your country and go on any number of killing sprees in the name of peace before you're allowed to drink alcohol.

I've always wondered about foreign laws though.

Say if the photo in question was featured in a UK publication, where the age of consent is 16. Would that be legal?

Legal. See the Sun or News of the World practically every day. Go on the Tube or the bus, and someone next to you may well will be reading a newspaper with a 17 year old Page 3 girl topless and full-page. Not sure if they actually use under 18s though. I think they avoid them now.
Or what if someone was to view 16 year old US porn, in the US that would be illegal but what if the viewers country had a younger age of consent?

And a side Q- would an 18 year old US soldier serving in a country with younger drinking laws, would that be legal?
Generally, GENERALLY, the law of where you physically are applies. I went drinking in the pubs a lot as an 18-year old, like many UK teenagers. It was odd to go to the bar in the USA as a 20-year old and realise that I couldn't legally drink for another year.

Institutions like the Army may however have extra rules governing what you can do in your off time. So a USA 20-year old grunt serving abroad would not be breaking local laws by drinking, but might have to answer to his sergeant if he's ever found out.

Many countries are also bringing in laws regulating conduct of their own citizens while abroad - these are generally for violent and sexual abuse offences eg. stopping their own citizens from going to Thailand and renting children.

Prof.
Jun 18, 2010, 12:45 PM
I can't stand this twat! He makes a living from others misfortunes and mishaps. Throw him in a cell with the biggest, horniest inmate.;)

ValSalva
Jun 19, 2010, 12:47 PM
So do you think Perez will be popular in prison?

Prof.
Jun 19, 2010, 01:05 PM
So do you think Perez will be popular in prison?
He'll be very popular. ;):D

waloshin
Jun 20, 2010, 02:21 AM
And the simple answer is he is a celebrity he will get away with it. No one will remember in 10 years and he will still be a free man.

appleguy123
Jun 20, 2010, 02:23 AM
Did he actually post the pictures, or did he just say he was thinking about it? I haven't followed the story.
That is truly a terrible thing for that attention whore to do.

QCassidy352
Jun 20, 2010, 01:24 PM
I think the DOJ said they are not even investigating this.


I hate to defend this guy, but what the hell happens in the six months from 17.5 years old to 18 years old that makes the former worth 15 years and sex offender status for life?

The law is not reflecting morality in this situation, period. Even if there is some moral difference between 17.5 (or 17 and 364 days) and 18, and I'd be interested to hear what exactly the moral difference is, I don't think anyone can rationally argue that the magnitude of the moral difference is such that it justifies a 15 year prison sentence in the former case and zero punishment whatsoever in the latter. The fact that 17.5 year olds and 5 years olds are treated the same, 18.0 year olds and 40 year olds are treated the same, but the difference between 17.5 and 18 is the same as between 5 and 40, is simply not rational.

savanahrose
Jun 20, 2010, 01:37 PM
And the simple answer is he is a celebrity he will get away with it. No one will remember in 10 years and he will still be a free man.

He is a celebrity? In what calibre? He just seems like pond scum to me. Even if he is he still shouldn't get away with anything like this.

niuniu
Jun 20, 2010, 02:46 PM
People like Perez Hilton manifest when our collective level of stupidity reaches a new high. It's mother natures way of punishing us.

I can just imagine how bitchy and whiny and irritating a guy like that would be to be around. Imagine having to physically be around him, wouldn't that just drive you mad :D

weckart
Jun 20, 2010, 05:25 PM
I can't stand this twat! He makes a living from others misfortunes and mishaps. Throw him in a cell with the biggest, horniest inmate.;)

And you will discover that yes, there is a limit to horn.

ravenvii
Jun 20, 2010, 06:03 PM
Unfortunately for him, photoshopped pictures qualify as a violation of the law. If you paste the face of a child on an nude adult or specific parts onto a minor your are guilty.

Actually, this is not true. Only actual child pornography is illegal. Faux-child pornography (that does not include children at all) is not illegal (see: all those "teen" porn sites). Moreover, if you grab a non-pornography picture of a child and paste a nude adult body onto it like you said, that's not illegal.

DesmoPilot
Jun 20, 2010, 07:50 PM
Very few people invoke feelings of actual hatred in me; but for some reason Perez basically makes me red in the face every time he does something and I unfortunately hear about it. Every time I hear or see him mentioned I just want to buy a plane ticket to where ever he is, find him then hit him in the face repeatedly with a shovel until I pass out from exhaustion.

Antares
Jun 20, 2010, 11:31 PM
I didn't even know who this dude was....or even the fact that he is a guy. I only started seeing his name mentioned a few months ago. Until I looked up his name, I actually thought "Perez Hilton" was just some stupid slang name for "Paris Hilton." Something that people just suddenly started calling her... :confused:

leekohler
Jun 21, 2010, 09:49 AM
I can't stand this twat! He makes a living from others misfortunes and mishaps. Throw him in a cell with the biggest, horniest inmate.;)

That's insulting to inmates.

Black Macbook
Jun 22, 2010, 10:27 AM
I can't stand that talentless creature, hopefully he gets what he deserves.:)