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Two different advocacy groups file lawsuits against Backpage

Two different advocacy groups file lawsuits against Backpage

A domestic violence shelter in Arizona and a human rights group in Florida have both filed lawsuits against Backpage claiming that Backpage was knowingly running a site for prostitution and human trafficking. The Sojourner Center in Phoenix, and Florida Abolitionist in Orlando, are both seeking unspecified damages from Backpage for the time, money and counseling …

Backpage sues government to prevent enforcement of SAVE Act

When the SAVE Act (Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation) was passed by both houses of Congress I wondered if this would be the impetus for Backpage to finally move overseas as they’ve been threatening. I also said that the Constitutionality of the law would inevitably be challenged. What I didn’t expect was for Backpage to …

Backpage sues Cook County over credit card kerfuffle (From the mouth of Liz McDougall XI)

In response to the major credit card companies cutting all ties with Backpage, they have filed a lawsuit against Cook County, Illinois, Sheriff Tom Dart. The suit asks for damages for the revenue they’ve lost from their ‘adult service’ ads. Let’s hear from Backpage’s legal team including head legal weasel Liz McDougall… “Sheriff Dart’s actions …

It pays to have a charity in Backpage’s pocket

Normally I don’t post links from biased news sources. One News Now touts itself as an American Christian news outlet. However, this article is spot on when it comes to Backpage escaping justice because of the outdated Federal Communications Decency Act. Specifically the article about the lawsuit in Massachusetts filed by three women who were …

Texas bill would allow sex trafficking victims to sue Backpage

Lawmakers Expect Fight Against Anti-Trafficking Bill: This story is a couple of weeks old but still relevant. In the Texas senate a bill called Senate Bill 94 would allow victims of sex trafficking to sue any publisher “of an advertisement that led to their victimization.” That means that any sex trafficking victim that was advertised …

3 teen sex trafficking victims sue Backpage (From the mouth of Liz McDougall IV)

Backpage.com led to exploitation, says suit involving 2 Pierce girls: 3 Washington teenagers sue Backpage.com: Speaking of Backpage, Washington and lawsuits, because we were you know, three teenage girls from Washington State are suing the Village Voice Media owned Backpage.com. The suit alleges that Backpage did little or nothing to prevent the girls from being …

Backpage child trafficking lawsuit dismissed

Federal judge dismisses teen’s sex trafficking lawsuit against website: I originally posted about the lawsuit against backpage here. For those of you who may not remember a 14-year-old girl from st. Louis sued backpage after she was prostituted on the site by 27-year-old Latasha Jewell McFarland. The lawsuit accused backpage of knowingly turning a blind …

Village Voice Media asks for dismissal of child trafficking lawsuit

Backpage.com Urges Dismissal Of Teen’s Sex Trafficking Lawsuit: Rather than doing the right thing Village Voice Media has asked a judge to dismiss the lawsuit against them filed by a girl who was trafficked on backpage.com. Once again they’re hiding behind the Communications Decency Act. A law that was passed in 1996 which in internet …

Infamous backpage child trafficker sentenced

You may have read the name Latasha McFarland on this site before. She was the st. Louis woman accused of prostituting a 14-year-old neighbor girl on the Village Voice owned backpage.com. This was the story in which the 14-year-old victim has filed a lawsuit against backpage. After pleading guilty to prostitution charges McFarland was sentenced …

Press release of attorney suing backpage

A few weeks ago I posted the press release from the Village Voice owned backpage.com about their response to the lawsuit filed against them by a victim of sex trafficking that allegedly took place on their pages. In the interest of fairness here is the press release from the attorney, Robert Pedroli Jr., who is …

Backpage responds to lawsuit

Backpage.com, VVMH Helped FBI Catch Child Predator: In response to the lawsuit filed against them by a victim of child trafficking Village Voice Media owned Backpage.com released the following press release. Since it’s a press release I’m going to copy and paste the whole thing. I mean they want the press right? I’m more than …

Child trafficking victim to sue backpage

Girl prostituted at 14 sues online ad site: The other day I posted about a 14-year-old girl who was trafficked on the Village Voice Media owned backpage.com. Now that same girl, who is now 15, is suing backpage for allowing her to be trafficked. The girl was trafficked by 27-year-old Latasha Jewell McFarland who has …