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Victoria Hearst

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.April 21, 2015–Victoria Hearst, granddaughter of publisher William Randolph Hearst and founder/president of Praise Him Ministries in Colorado, along with the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCSE) will host a press conference April 22announcing the “Cosmo Harms Minors” campaign. The kick-off event will outline objectives of the initiative, also bringing together nationally respected authorities on sexual exploitation.

Cosmo Harms Minors is a response to the increasing sexually explicit content published by Cosmopolitan Magazine in light of its consumption by minors. The initiative seeks to secure commitments from retailers to wrap Cosmopolitan Magazine and halt sales to minors.

Victoria Hearst comments, “My family’s company, The Hearst Corporation, publishes Cosmopolitan Magazine. It contains graphic adult sexual material that, under most states’ ‘material harmful to minors’ laws, is deemed pornographic. Under these laws it is illegal for stores to sell Cosmopolitan to minors and illegal to display the magazine where minors can see it and look at its content.

“Unfortunately, the people in authority at the Hearst Corporation refuse to acknowledge that Cosmopolitan is pornography, and they refuse to put a label on the magazine identifying it as ‘adult material.’ That is why the ‘Cosmo Harms Minors’ campaign is necessary.”

The press conference will address this concern–with testimony from Dawn Hawkins, executive director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, and Dr. Miriam Grossman, MD– as well as issue a practical “call to action” with steps toward achieving the campaign’s end.

Additional experts in attendance are Visiting Professor of Law at Liberty School of Law, Judith A. Reisman, Ph.D.; Senior Litigation Counsel at Liberty Counsel, Mary E. McAlister; Dr. Susan Berry, contributor to Breitbart News; psychiatrist and author Dr. Miriam Grossman; Dr. Diane Foley, president/CEO of Life Network as well as representative for the American College of Pediatricians; and internationally renowned love, marriage and sex expert Joe Beam.

The event will be held at 10:00 am EST at the National Press Club located at 529 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20045. For more information, visit:

About Victoria Hearst
Victoria Hearst, daughter of Randolph A. Hearst, formed Praise Him Ministries in 2001, which includes Praise Productions Christian Store and Ridgway Christian Center. Miss Hearst is a passionate advocate for Israel and the Jewish people, having worked alongside Mayor Ron Nachman of the city of Ariel on projects in Judea and Samaria. Victoria also assists the Jews of Gush Katif who lost their homes and livelihoods when exiled from Gaza in 2005. Victoria sits on the board of Billye Brim Ministry/Prayer Mountain in the Ozarks and Operation Blessing Japan.

About National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCSE)
Founded in 1962, National Center on Sexual Exploitation is the leading national organization opposing pornography by highlighting the links to sex trafficking, violence against women, child abuse, addiction and more. The organization changed its name from Morality In Media to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation early in 2015 to better describe the organization’s scope and mission, which is to expose the seamless connection between all forms of sexual exploitation.

For additional interviews and information, please contact:

 Dianne Rogers, Brimstone Services 

615-414-8807 or [email protected]


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