Where’s Hunter Moore now? What Happened To “The Most Hated Man On The Internet”
Hunter Moore is a controversial figure who has been in the spotlight for some time. He previously held the title of ‘The Most Hated Man on the Internet,’ making his name by running a website called isanyoneup.com, which hosted user-submitted nude photos without their permission. Despite facing legal action and public backlash, it is unclear what has happened to Hunter Moore since his notorious site was shut down in 2012.
Who is Hunter Moore?
Hunter Moore, a 36-year-old convicted criminal from Woodland, California, was born and raised there. According to The New Yorker, he was dismissed from school during his adolescence.
In 2010, he launched the website isanyoneup.com, which he claimed would focus on nighttime culture. However, things changed when he and his friends obtained intimate photographs of the woman they were dating. Moore began uploading some of these images to the site along with links to the women’s social media pages, even though these ladies claimed they had never approved of using their pictures. Some even claimed their personal computers had been hacked.
What Did Hunter Moore Do?
Hunter Moore, who has been described as “the most hated man on the Internet,” created a website called AnyoneIsUp in 2010 that featured revenge porn.
What was initially intended to be a website for partying took an unexpected turn when he shared a photo of his ex-girlfriend in her underwear. A week after it was posted, the photograph received 14,000 views. Then he began receiving pictures from strangers and sharing them. On his website, Moore published compromising photos of exes sent to him by jilted lovers, along with their identities and Facebook profiles.
Was Hunter Moore Convicted?
Moore became the focus of an FBI investigation when Charlotte Laws, the mother of a lady whose photographs were posted to the website, collated evidence from over 40 other victims. She provided the FBI with her data, and in 2014 Moore was indicted in a California federal court on accusations of conspiracy and unauthorized access to a secured computer.
Two days later, he was released on a $100,000 bond, but in 2015, he pled guilty to aggravated identity theft and aiding and abetting unauthorized computer access.
He was given a federal prison sentence of two and a half years, followed by three years of supervised release. In addition to a $2000 fine and a $145.70 restitution cost, he was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation while imprisoned.
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Where’s Hunter Moore now?
Moore was released from prison in 2017 and has maintained a low profile. After his offenses were revealed, he was also banned from Facebook, though he had an active Twitter account until recently. It appears that the social media giant has officially suspended the account.
Good to Know says that Moore mostly posted pictures of himself at the gym or with his dog. He Tweeted in 2021 as well, “You know my name, not my story. You’ve heard what I’ve done, Not what I’ve been through.”
In 2022, he posted on Twitter:
“Look guys, I did my time behind bars. I was living my life peacefully now. It’s been a decade since what happened. Some of you love me, and most of you hate me. If you want me to apologize, well, I wouldn’t. I don’t owe anyone anything.”
What Happened To The Website Isanyoneup.Com?
IsAnyoneUp.com was taken down in 2012 and forwarded to activist James McGibney’s anti-bullying website. It is currently McGibney’s website.
What is Revenge Porn?
According to the government website, revenge porn is “the sharing of private, sexual materials, either photos or videos, of another person, without their consent and to cause embarrassment or distress.”
The offense applies to photos exchanged both online and offline, i.e., both electronically and in a more traditional manner. It includes posting photographs online, sharing via text and e-mail, or displaying a physical or digital image to another person.
Under Section 33 of the Criminal Justice and Court Act 2015, Revenge Porn is now a crime punishable by up to two years in prison and a fine in England and Wales.