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Jeffrey Hurant of Rentboy.com, after his arraignment in Brooklyn, NY. (photo NYTimes)

August 25, 2015 was a black day for sex workers and in many ways, changed the face of sex and sexuality in the age of technology. That was the day of the raid on the Rentboy offices in New York.

Seven people, including Rentboy CEO Jeffrey Hurant were all arrested and later released on bonds ranging from $50,000 to $350,000. As we reported at the time, if convicted, they face up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

The NY Daily News is now reporting that Jeffrey Hurant was indicted today by federal prosecutors on charges of promoting prostitution and money laundering.”

Not much has been heard directly from Jeffrey Hurant since his Facebook post last October — which you can find directly below.

The http://www.rentboyfund.org/ Legal Defense Fund was established as in addition to the arrest(s), the government also seized Jeffrey Hurant’s assets, leaving him financially unable to mount a defense.

Although I have covered the Rentboy Raid extensively here at GayPornBlog, the actual reason why the government put Rentboy in their cross hairs remains a mystery. One thing I am sure of, it still feels just as bad.

For more information on the Rentboy Legal Defense Fund and to make a donation, please click here.
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This isn’t just about Rentboy or the Rentboy Seven, this is about taking a stand on the freedom of our community.

Empower Yourself
[Read The Free Speech Coalition Statement on Rentboy]
[Explore the Rentboy Coverage at GayPornBlog]
[More About Rentboy at “The Sword”]


Original Post: Oct 29, 2015

We haven’t heard much directly from Jeffrey Hurant until a dual-posting to the Rentboy and his personal Facebook pages today:

I realize that I have been very quiet on Facebook since my arrest on August 25th. I have been advised by legal counsel not to make any public statements about the case. As any of you who know me can guess, this hasn’t been easy for me.

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Jeffrey Hurant & his Dad


This ordeal has been devastating for me, my family, my ex-employees and all the people my company has helped through the years. I am very grateful for all the support I have gotten from friends far and wide throughout the crisis. I count my blessings every day.

The brilliant team at Sher Tremonte, LLP has been working tirelessly preparing my defense. Even though I have not been proven guilty of committing any crime, the government has seized all the assets that I can use to defend myself, so I am here asking for your financial help to insure that this case has the best legal minds working on it.

For more information on the Rentboy Legal Defense Fund and to make a donation, please click here.

This isn’t just about Rentboy or the Rentboy Seven, this is about taking a stand on the freedom of our community.

Empower Yourself
[Read The Free Speech Coalition Statement on Rentboy]
[Explore the Rentboy Coverage at GayPornBlog]
[More About Rentboy at “The Sword”]

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