James McGibney

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James McGibney is an American entrepreneur and former Marine. He is the CEO and founder of Las Vegas, Nevada based ViaView, Inc., which owns and operates the web sites BullyVille.com, CheaterVille.com, CupidVille.com, KarmaVille.com, and SlingerVille.com.[1][2][3]

Background

McGibney received a Master of Criminal Justice degree from Boston University.[4]

Career

McGibney served in the United States Marine Corps, serving tours of duty with Third Surveillance Reconnaissance Intelligence Group and Marine Security Guard Battalion. He was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal for his service in the US Marines.[5]

McGibney founded SecuraTrak, a satellite-based asset tracking system.[6] McGibney was involved with the first deployment of Cisco UCS Blade Technology, while employed as Data Center Lead at general contractor Tutor Perini.[7][8]

In February 2011, McGibney launched the website Cheaterville.com, where anonymous users could post claims of infidelity, alongside names and pictures of those accused.[2][9] He launched websites based on similar user participation later in the year, as well as a matchmaking website.[2]

In June 2012 he announced he would host his own radio show, VocalVille, on CBS radio station KXNT-FM in Las Vegas.[10]

Is Anyone Up? purchase

In April 2012, McGibney purchased controversial revenge porn[11][12] site Is Anyone Up? from Hunter Moore for less than US$15,000.[3] Web traffic for the site was redirected to BullyVille.com. This effectively shut down the previous site, and was the stated intent of McGibney.[13][14] Three days after the transaction, Moore used his Twitter account to accuse McGibney of being a pedophile, of possessing child pornography[15] and threatening to rape McGibney's wife.[16]

McGibney sued Moore for defamation in Nevada's Clark County District Court in February 2013.[17] The court entered a default judgment against Moore in the sum of $250,000 plus court costs and attorney fees.[18]

References

  1. ^ "James McGibney, Founder Of Cheaterville.Com, Talks Outing Cheaters (VIDEO)". HuffPost Live. 18 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "An Interview with James McGibney, Mayor of Cheaterville". Las Vegas Weekly. 10 June 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Karlinsky et al (22 May 2012). "FBI Investigates 'Revenge Porn' Website Founder". ABC News/Nightline. 
  4. ^ "B.C. resident earns master's degree". Las Vegas Sun. 6 November 2008. 
  5. ^ "Executive Profile for James McGibney". Bloomberg Businessweek. 
  6. ^ Forster, David (16 July 2000). "Burning smell could be reputation going up in smoke". Sacramento Business Journal. 
  7. ^ "Tutor Perini Changes DC Economics (video)" (Press release). Cisco Systems, Inc. 2009. 
  8. ^ "Tutor Perini Deploys Cisco's Unified Computing System for Data Center Consolidation" (Press release). Cisco Systems, Inc. 1 September 2009. 
  9. ^ Cheaterville (Radio broadcast). KPNR, Nevada. 6 June 2011. 
  10. ^ "Founder Of "The Villes" Launching VocalVille Radio Program On CBS 100.5 FM In Las Vegas" (Press release). VocalVille. 4 June 2012. 
  11. ^ Dodero, Camille (4 April 2012). "Hunter Moore Makes a Living Screwing You". Runnin' Scared (newsblog). The Village Voice. 
  12. ^ Hess, Amanda (5 December 2012). "Hunter Moore's Biggest Fan". The XX Factor. Slate. 
  13. ^ Dodero, Camille (19 April 2012). "Bullyville Has Taken Over Hunter Moore's Is Anyone Up? (Updated)". Runnin' Scared (newsblog). Village Voice. 
  14. ^ Karlinsky et al (19 April 2012). "Anti-Bullying Website Takes Over, Shuts Down 'Revenge Porn' Website". ABC News/Nightline. 
  15. ^ Alfonso III, Fernando (11 March 2013). "Revenge porn king Hunter Moore fined $250,000 in defamation suit". Daily Dot. 
  16. ^ Matisse, Nathan (10 March 2013). "Revenge porn site founder loses $250k defamation suit". Ars Technica. 
  17. ^ Poeter, Damon (11 March 2013). "Revenge Porn King Hunter Moore Ordered to Pay $250K for Defamation". pcmag.com. 
  18. ^ Lee, Dave (11 March 2013). "'Revenge porn' site owner Hunter Moore sued for defamation". BBC. 

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