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Old Jun 15, 2010, 02:39 PM   #1
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The Stars Have Aligned - Perez Hilton Could Face Jail

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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.
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Old Jun 15, 2010, 02:42 PM   #2
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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.
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Old Jun 15, 2010, 03:15 PM   #3
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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.
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Old Jun 15, 2010, 04:29 PM   #4
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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!"
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Old Jun 15, 2010, 05:39 PM   #5
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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?
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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.
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Old Jun 15, 2010, 07:02 PM   #7
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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?
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Old Jun 15, 2010, 08:41 PM   #8
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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.
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Old Jun 16, 2010, 05:57 AM   #9
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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.....
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Old Jun 16, 2010, 09:04 AM   #10
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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.
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.
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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.

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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.


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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.
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Old Jun 16, 2010, 10:13 AM   #13
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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!
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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?
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Old Jun 16, 2010, 10:45 AM   #15
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So who is Perez Hilton?

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


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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!
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?
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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.
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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.
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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 and that he had photoshopped the pic as a way to taunt her.
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I thought I read yesterday that Perez is claiming that Miley was in fact wearing underwear 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.
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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.
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He's obviously not the brightest bulb on the tree.
Agreed. He has the right to remain silent, but apparently not the ability.
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Agreed. He has the right to remain silent, but apparently not the ability.
Sounds like he's given any prosecutor a dream case.
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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.
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I thought I read yesterday that Perez is claiming that Miley was in fact wearing underwear 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.
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