Perez Hilton facing serious charges for Posting Miley’s Pantyless Photo?

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Perez Hilton has built a thriving career out of offensive behavior: He’s called countless female celebrities bitches, hos, whores and sluts, and covered their faces in jizz using Microsoft Paint. But these things merely violate good taste — not federal child porn law that carries a mandatory sentence of 15 years. The same cannot be said for his latest shocker: tweeting a link to an alleged upskirt photo of a pantyless 17-year-old Miley Cyrus.

The facts as we know them: On Sunday, Hilton’s Twitter account sent out the following message: “If you are easily offended, do NOT click here http://i46.tinypic.com/2rze4pv.jpg Oh, Miley! Warning: truly not for the easily offended!” The photo in question has since been yanked down, but the image is allegedly of Cyrus climbing out of a car wearing a dress and no underwear (according to EarSucker.com, this is a censored version of the image in question). Now, Hilton has posted upskirt shots before of Britney Spears — but Cyrus is roughly five months short of her 18th birthday. She’s still a minor and it’s legally considered child pornography.

Jeffrey Douglas, a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who specializes in child pornography cases, told Salon that Hilton’s liability is “extraordinary and intense” and that it was “suicidal for him to do this.” He added: “We’re not talking about a misdemeanor. You don’t have to know what the definition of the law is; all you have to do is knowingly distribute the photograph” — which Hilton, or someone with access to his Twitter account, most certainly did. It doesn’t matter much whether Hilton took the photo, owns the photo or published the photo — as long as he knowingly distributed the link.

Source: http://www.salon.com/
This entry was published on June 16, 2010 at 2:00 am. It’s filed under Celeb Gossip, New Arrivals, STREETWEARS and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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