News Brief: Charges Dropped Against 6 Rentboy Employees

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News Brief Rentboy Charges Dismissed Against 6 Employees

News Brief Rentboy Charges Dismissed Against 6 Employees

News Brief:  Charges Dropped Against 6 Rentboy Employees

Criminal charges have been dropped against six employees of Rentboy.com.

On Friday, February 12, a magistrate judge, acting on a motion from prosecutors, dismissed complaints against Michael Belman, Clint Calero, Diana Mattos, Marco Decker, Edward Estanol, and Shane Lukas.  The motions were entered on February 17.

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News Brief: A War-Torn Love

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News Brief War-Torn Love

News Brief War-Torn Love

This gay couple overcame all odds to be together after meeting by chance during the Iraq war.  Nayyef Hrebid worked as an interpreter in the US Army, while Betu Allami fought with the Iraqi Army.  They met durin a dangerous mission to reclaim a hospital, which had been overtaken by insurgents.

The couple, when they first met, got time together in a safe house, and would eat a meal, before sitting outside in the garden, talking for hours.  Speaking about the orderal with KUOW Public Radio, Hrebid says the conversations were what kept him going during the difficult time.

“Because, you know, we see dead people.  We fight.  So what we talk about is our life and past, about how we feel, and about where we like to be in the future,” Hrebid said, “…and that was very beautiful in that difficult moment.”

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News Brief: CDC Report Links HIV Transmission to Bareback Gay Porn Actor

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News Brief CDC HIV Transmission

News Brief CDC HIV Transmissions

A report suggests that a porn actor is thought to have transmitted HIV to another performer during a bareback scene.  The report from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), suggests that testing alone cannot keep porn actors safe from the HIV infection.  Condoms were recommended by the CDC, alongside PrEP as a preventative measure to stop the spread of HIV within the Industry.

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News Brief: MEN.com Has a Little Fun with Fans!

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News Brief MEN.com

News Brief:  MEN.com Has a Little Fun with Fans!

A host of adult film favorites have decided to share some of the things they are most tired of hearing in regards to their professional choices!

A new video from MEN.com brings together some of the site’s biggest stars to discuss the some of the things that they have had to endure as a result of their work in the Industry.  Rafael Alencar, Topher DiMagio, Diego Sans, and Colton Grey are amongst the stars that are sharing their experiences. 

With questions ranging from “How does porn affect your relationships?” to “Does your grandmother know what you do?” these guys have heard it all, and after a few hundred times the questions can get old.  Thankfully this video allows them to show just how annoying and it can be.  Plus it’s fun!

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News Brief: The Rentboy.com Scandal (Pt. 2)

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News Brief Rentboy Update

News Brief RentBoy Update

News Brief:  The Rentboy.com Scandal UPDATE (Pt. 2)

Following a raid on the New York headquarters of the gay website late August, Jeffery Hurant – along with six of his employees – were arrested.  Originally, the 50-year-old was facing accusations of prostitution, after accounts worth millions of dollars were frozen.

Five months later, however, things are not looking good for the former CEO, as fresh chargers were brought against him.  Hurant and Easy Rent Systems Inc. – who have since been named as a co-defendant – now face a three-count indictment, which includes both promoting prostitution and money laundering.  The indictment was handed down by a federal grand jury in Brooklyn.  The money laundering charge was not previously included in the original criminal complaint.

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