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FBI probes 'revenge p*rn' website founder over refusal to remove nude pictures of actor

May 23, 2012 - Washington

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is probing the founder of a 'revenge p*rn' website after he refused to remove nude pictures of an aspiring actor from his site.

The website,, founded by Hunter Moore, was used by derided lovers who anonymously posted nude pictures and videos of their ex-partners.

Kayla Laws, a 25-year-old aspiring actress, said nude photos of herself that she took, but never distributed, surfaced on

"To be seen on that website is like, breaks my heart inside," ABC quoted Laws as saying, adding, "It ruins everything I've built up for myself. It's embarrassing to know that they've seen that photo of me and they know what I look like topless because of that site."

Her mother Charlotte Laws, who is a private investigator, said she was outraged and contacted the FBI after Moore refused to take down her daughter's photos.

She said she convinced the FBI to launch an investigation into whether Laws' computer was hacked.

Moore, however, denied that he ever hacked anyone's n*ked photos.

FBI officials confirmed to have conducting an investigation into the case, but refused to provide any further details.

Moore sold his website in April for less than 15,000 dollars to, a social website on which people can share stories about being bullied and seek help.

But before the website was shut down, pictures of Kayla had surfaced on the site.


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