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Statement: Hollywood Producer Harvey Weinstein’s Alleged Sexual Harassment

Washington, DC – Ashley Judd and several other women have accused Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment over the course of several decades. Following a New York Times report detailing the allegations, Weinstein issued an apology, but subsequently threatened to sue the newspaper for what he and his attorney characterized as defamatory statements based on […]

Three Survivors Reach Settlement with Sex Trafficking Website

Washington, DC – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation is ecstatic at the news that plaintiffs in J.S., S.L, and L.C., v. Village Voice Media Holdings have reached a settlement with in their sex trafficking lawsuit against the classified sex ads website. While the settlement in no way restores to these survivors what was so savagely taken from […]

2017 Dirty Dozen:

Silenced No More: Online Sex Trafficking Victims Deserve Real Solutions

Washington, DC – Today, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing at 10:00 AM EST concerning online sex trafficking and the Communications Decency Act (CDA). For years, the courts have interpreted Section 230 of the CDA as granting broad immunity to websites such as and others that publish third-party content and facilitate sex trafficking from any criminal liability. “Major tech companies […]

STATEMENT: Hugh Hefner Leaves Behind a Legacy of Sexual Exploitation, and a Public Health Crisis

Statement by Patrick Trueman, President of NCOSE Washington, DC – Following Hugh Hefner’s death, the media has erupted in praise for his alleged championing of free speech through the pornographic magazine, Playboy. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation provides a stark contrasting perspective on the damage Hugh Hefner left in his wake. “Hugh Hefner leaves […]

STATEMENT: Anthony Weiner’s Predatory Sexual Exploitation of a Child

Washington, DC – Former New York Congressman and notorious pornography and sex addict Anthony Weiner today was sentenced to 21 months in prison for child sexual exploitation of a 15-year-old girl. Weiner allegedly sent his victim pornographic videos and requested nude photos. He also asked the girl for sexual performance videos. National Center on Sexual Exploitation […]

STATEMENT: No Single Legal Reform More Vital to Stop Sex Trafficking

Washington, DC – As Congress returns from its August recess, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation calls on members of both the House and Senate to move swiftly to amend Section 230 Communications Decency Act (CDA)—a law that as currently interpreted by federal courts shields Internet companies that facilitate sex trafficking. “Classified advertising websites make […]

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Media Advisory: First Ever National Event Exposing the Web of Sexual Exploitation Harming Boys and Men Inbox x

WHO: National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), Washington College, and The U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking EVENT: Out of the Shadows: Addressing the Sexual Exploitation of Boys and Men WHEN: Thursday, September 7, 2017, 9:00am – 10:00am WHERE: National Press Club, 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045 WHY: This is the historic first press conference, followed by a Symposium event the next day, […]

STATEMENT: HBO Continues Normalization of Sexual Violence with New Show, The Deuce

Washington, DC – HBO’s forthcoming television series The Deuce continues the premium cable television network’s onslaught of programs that glorify and normalize harmful sexual behaviors, particularly acts of sexual violence. The show’s main themes—the pornography industry and prostitution—tee up its performers for gratuitous pornographic scenes and disturbing, graphic sexual content. Based on the pilot show HBO made available […]

HBO’s The Deuce

Myth vs Facts about Amending the CDA: Human Rights Activists Respond to Tech Industry

Below is a joint letter by human rights activists, organized by IAmJaneDoe, to members of Congress regarding new legislation that could dramatically decrease online sex trafficking As organizations committed to the protection of trafficking victims, we are deeply concerned by the pervasive misinformation being posited in opposition to the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of […]

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2013 Dirty Dozen: Google

STATEMENT: Google Opposes Efforts to Amend CDA, Supports Websites Facilitating Sex Trafficking

These actions come after reports reveal Google’s longtime support of, well-known trafficking website Washington, DC – Today, Google lobbyists blitzed members of the U.S. Congress with this email asking them to stop their efforts to combat online sex trafficking by amending section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) in the respective bills S. […]

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