Where is Hunter Moore now? New Netflix docu lays bare sick life of 'most hated man on the Internet'
Even before its release, Netflix’s upcoming documentary series ‘The Most Hated Man on the Internet’ has already made quite an impact. The docu is expected to shed more light on Hunter Moore, who shockingly kept playing with people’s lives for a long time through his revenge-porn website — IsAnyoneUp.com — without any interventions.
Directed by Rob Miller, the three-part true-crime show is premiering on July 27 and focuses not just on Moore and his dark world but also features interviews of many of his victims. In the trailer, a woman says, “You know, you wake up, you look at your phone. Two hundred notifications?” before another notes, “I felt violated. Humiliation. That site was about destroying lives. Who would create a website like this?”
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The trailer also shows an old clip of Moore saying to the camera, “This is Hunter Moore from IsAnyoneUp.com f*ckin' all your girlfriends.” He then adds, “Me and my friends would post a bunch of girls and I was like, 'Yo, I can make money off f*ckin' people over,” before a voiceover claims, “He thought of himself as the king of revenge porn.”
Alex Marengo, the executive producer of the show, said: “I immediately saw that this story could make an utterly compelling series: a crusade for justice against all the odds wrapped up in a world of real-life and online depravity. I’m so proud of our uniquely talented team who turned the lens onto Hunter Moore and turned his victims into the ultimate winners by giving them their voices, silenced until now.”
Where is Hunter Moore now?
Moore infamously became “The Most Hated Man on the Internet” after a 2012 Rolling Stone article claimed that the BBC gave him that name. The same piece also cited the man saying, “How it [IsAnyoneUp] started was I was having sex with this girl who was engaged to this kind of semifamous band guy, and all my friends wanted to see her naked because she was so cute.”
But technical issues apparently led him to “post them to a dormant domain he’d purchased for possible party promotion. Over time, his friends added some pictures of their own. And then, about a week later, he checked the analytics and saw, to his surprise, that the site had 14,000 unique visits.” In no time, he realized it was a way to make quick money. “...which he did, sometimes as much as $30,000 a month,” the Rolling Stone article added.
Reportedly, Moore used to proudly call himself “professional life ruiner” after starting his website. However, the site was shut down 16 months after its 2010 launch. Earlier, when his sinister site was working, he had claimed he was "protected under the same laws as Facebook.” However, eventually, the man was brought down and forced to face the law after a mother began an “online crusade” against him.
Charlotte Laws reportedly started her mission against Moore after her daughter's pictures were published on IsAnyoneUp. “He came after my daughter,” Laws said in the trailer as her daughter asserted: “He needed to be brought down.” In 2014, FBI arrested Moore on charges of conspiracy, unauthorized access to a protected computer, and aggravated identity theft. The next year, he pled guilty to felony charges for "aggravated identity theft and aiding and abetting in the unauthorized access of a computer."
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Moore was slapped with two years and six months prison time along with a fine of $2,000 and a restitution fee of $145.70, besides being banned by social media platforms like Facebook. He was released in 2017 but has since stayed out of the public eye. Apparently, Moore had initially agreed to be a part of the docu but he later pulled out for "unknown reasons.”