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.
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.
McGibney founded SecuraTrak, a satellite-based asset tracking system. McGibney was involved with the first deployment of Cisco UCS Blade Technology, while employed as Data Center Lead at general contractor Tutor Perini.
In February 2011, McGibney launched the website Cheaterville.com, where anonymous users could post claims of infidelity, alongside names and pictures of those accused. He launched websites based on similar user participation later in the year, as well as a matchmaking website.
Is Anyone Up? purchase
In April 2012, McGibney purchased controversial revenge porn site Is Anyone Up? from Hunter Moore for less than US$15,000. Web traffic for the site was redirected to BullyVille.com. This effectively shut down the previous site, and was the stated intent of McGibney. Three days after the transaction, Moore used his Twitter account to accuse McGibney of being a pedophile, of possessing child pornography and threatening to rape McGibney's wife.
McGibney sued Moore for defamation in Nevada's Clark County District Court in February 2013. The court entered a default judgment against Moore in the sum of $250,000 plus court costs and attorney fees.
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