The wikileaks of porn

The world of porn is no stranger to leaks and intrigues. In 2011 an English blogger echoed the page and the controversy jumped to the media. Under the headline “the wikileaks of porn” and with the apparent purpose of pointing out unfair situations and abuses of power, in a similar way to the original wikileaks.

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The information was leaked from the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation. An organization that tests for AIDS and other venereal diseases; all workers in the industry must be tested at least once a month. As if this were not enough, over time it showed an even darker side. Personal information of actors and actresses; residences, telephone numbers, medical reports and birth certificates began to be published systematically. It didn’t stop there, they even published information about their direct family members. The page grew to contain the information of more than 15,000 actors.

Who was behind all this? Some sources point to Donny Long, a former actor and director who never succeeded and ended his career in the second tier. On the same page he declared a war against the alleged gay mafia, which he said was destroying modern porn. He later disassociated himself from the project claiming he didn’t create it and that he only agreed with the objective of the page. In August 2019 the domain was bought by Bangbros. The studio burned the server’s hard drives, posted the video on youtube and spread the following message:

The end of The wikileaks of porn

To our fellow industry peers,

In the current world we live in, as we all know, once it’s on the internet, it’s forever. For too long, this site has unfortunately been a resource for hate, lies, and sensitive information. Many of us have had our real names online for the world to see. Over 15,000 performers real names were listed here. Some had phone numbers, addresses, even family members names posted as well. That type of information wasn’t voluntarily submitted. It was stolen from anyone that had it posted.

BangBros had enough. We have purchased this site with the intention of shutting it down and removing all information associated with it. There’s no catch. No hidden thing to getting your personal stuff off of it. We simply didn’t want it out there for the world to see anymore. Yes, it’s that easy. While shutting this site down doesn’t purge the internet of all possible ties to real names and what not, it does make it one less place to harbor and find these things easily. A forum that had 300,000 posts on it, most of them negative and hate-filled, has now disappeared.

If you had anything ever posted on here, it will be removed and deleted forever from here. As well as BangBros nows owns the domain. Nothing will ever be up here besides this page that you see now. So you don’t have to worry about it coming back either.

This industry has weathered a lot and at the end of the day we rely on each other more than we think. Sure, we all have competitors-BangBros has plenty in itself. But making enemies doesn’t make us a stronger company. Treating others well and innovating does. So our innovation this week, while not groundbreaking, hopes to make the internet a little bit better for all of us involved.