Another Day, Another True Crime Series, or Am I Right? We’ve been fortunate to have a lot of true crime to watch recently, with shows like The Girl from Plainville and The Staircase keeping us entertained.
The Most Hated Man on the Internet, which premieres on Netflix on July 27, is the newest true crime show to come out. The series will look at the life of Hunter Moore, also known as “the most hated man on the Internet,” and at his once-popular revenge porn website, isanyoneup.com.
Before the documentary came out, we decided to look into the life of the main character and ask, “Where is Hunter Moore now?”
Who Is Hunter Moore?
Hunter Moore, who is 36 years old and was born and raised in Woodland, California, is a convicted criminal. He was kicked out of school when he was young, according to The New Yorker.
In 2010, he started a website called IsAnyoneUp.com, which he said was meant to cover the culture of nightlife. But things changed when he and his friends got explicit photos of the woman they were dating.
Moore started uploading some of these photos to the site with links to the women’s social media profiles.
The women said they had never given permission for their photos to be used, and some even said the photos had been stolen from their computers, according to Rolling Stone. Moore was called “the most hated man on the Internet” by the publication.
Moore said that the site was getting more than 30 million page views a month at the height of its notoriety, but that it would soon come crashing down.
What Is Netflix’s The Most Hated Man On The Internet About?
The Most Hated Man on the Internet on Netflix shows Moore’s rise and fall while a woman fights to get a naked picture of her daughter taken down from isanyoneup.com.
“Determined to get her daughter’s pictures taken down from a revenge porn website, a determined mother starts an online campaign to shut down the site’s cruel founder,” the synopsis says.
It promises to tell this riveting story through “heartbreaking, exclusive interviews with multiple women and men who fought to have their images taken down, law enforcement agents who worked the case, and crusaders who fought to take Moore down.”
Was Hunter Moore Convicted?
Moore was the focus of an FBI investigation when Charlotte Laws, the mother of a woman whose pictures were posted on the website, gathered evidence from more than 40 other victims.
She gave the FBI her research, and in 2014, Moore was charged with conspiracy and unauthorized access to a protected computer in a federal court in California.
Two days later, he was freed on a $100,000 bond, but a year later, in 2015, he pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft and helping someone break into a computer without permission.
He was given a sentence of 2 1/2 years in federal prison and 3 years of supervised release. He had to pay a $2000 fine and $145.70 in restitution while he was in prison. He also had to get an evaluation of his mental health.
Where Is Hunter Moore Now?
Moore got out of prison in 2017, and since then he has stayed mostly out of sight. After his crimes were found out, he was also banned from Facebook, but until recently, he still had an active Twitter account. It looks like the social media giant has now suspended the account.
Good to Know says that Moore mostly posted pictures of himself at the gym and of his dog. He also sent a tweet in 2021 saying, “You know my name but not my story.” “You’ve heard what I’ve done, but not what I’ve been through.”
He tweeted in 2022: “Guys, look, I did my time in prison.” Ten years after what happened, I’m living my life peacefully. Some of you like me, but most of you don’t. If you want me to say sorry, I wouldn’t. I don’t owe anyone anything.”
What Happened To Is Anybody Up?
Just 16 months after Moore started his revenge porn site, he sold it to businessman James Mcgibney, who turned it into his anti-bullying site (it now redirects to his personal website).
“Sometimes, you have to be a bully to beat a bully, and I’ll be the first to admit that I intellectually bullied the ever-loving s**t out of you,” Mcgibney wrote in an open letter to Moore after buying his site. “Your main stated goal was to “ruin” the lives of young girls. “Even after they threatened to commit suicide if their unauthorized naked pictures were not removed from your website, you laughed in their faces.”
He went on to say, “Do you still want to laugh?” You tried to destroy their lives, but I destroyed your mind instead. “You got a master’s degree in people manipulation.”
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