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Attorney Benjamin Bull to Head National Center on Sexual Exploitation Law Center

Statement by Patrick A. Trueman, President & Chief Executive Officer, NCOSE Washington, DC – The National Center in Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) announced today that one of the nation’s leading constitutional law experts has joined the organization as Vice President and General Counsel. Mr. Benjamin W. Bull will lead NCOSE’s Law Center fighting child sexual abuse,…


AG Nominee’s Opportunity to Oppose Exploitation

Time to Clean House at U.S. Department of Justice: Confirmation Hearing of William Barr for U.S. Attorney General Presents New Opportunity in the Fight to End Sexual Exploitation Statement by Patrick A. Trueman, President & Chief Executive Officer, NCOSE Washington, DC – In a letter sent yesterday to members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee,…


12 Companies to be Named as Sexual Exploiters on 2019 Dirty Dozen List

12 Companies to be Named as Major Sexual Exploiters on NCOSE’s 2019 Dirty Dozen List WHO: National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) EVENT: Press Conference, In-Person and Live-Streamed WHEN: 11:00 AM ET—February 11, 2019 WHERE: WHY: No corporation should profit from or facilitate sexual exploitation. Unfortunately, many well-established brands, companies, and organizations in America…


Major Companies Increasingly Taking Action Against Pornography

Washington, DC – Across the country, several major companies are taking action against pornography use. Tumblr, Starbucks, Comcast, and multiple hotel chains have all taken steps to reduce pornography access within their respective industry. These decisions come during a time of increasing awareness over the harms of pornography. “Companies are quickly realizing the harms of…


Comcast Becomes Industry Leader in Parental Controls, Removed from Dirty Dozen List

Statement by Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of NCOSE Washington, DC – After making remarkable improvements to parental control systems, Comcast is being removed from the Dirty Dozen List—a campaign by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation that names 12 companies contributing to sexual exploitation every year. The new 2019 Dirty Dozen List will be launched…


Netflix Releases Show “Baby,” Trivializes Teenage Sexual Exploitation

This Friday, Netflix will begin streaming a new show, “Baby”. Based loosely on the account of the “Baby Squillo scandal,” the show portrays a group of teenagers entering into prostitution as a glamorized “coming-of-age” story. Under international and U.S. federal law, anyone engaged in commercial sex who is under 18 years old is by definition…


STATEMENT: National Center on Sexual Exploitation Lauds Apple for Removing Tumblr App Over Child Pornography

Washington, DC – According to news reports, the popular social media app Tumblr was removed from Apple’s App Store after the discovery of child pornography on the platform. “The National Center on Sexual Exploitation congratulates Apple for taking a bold stand against child sex abuse with its decision to remove Tumblr from its app store.  It…


STATEMENT: Under Armour Won’t Pay for Employee Strip Club Visits

Washington, DC – According to news reports, sports apparel company Under Armour has just changed corporate policy prohibiting reimbursement for employee visits to strip clubs. The change comes in close proximity to recent allegations of sexual misconduct by employees. “Strip Clubs are a perfect learning environment to teach men to sexually harass and assault women….


STATEMENT: 1,000 Notre Dame Students Tell University President, BLOCK PORN!

Washington, DC – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation stands in solidarity this week with over 1,000 students, recent alumni, and faculty at the University of Notre Dame petitioning the university president to install pornography filters on campus Internet. As part of the annual White Ribbon Against Pornography Week, student activists are raising awareness about…


STATEMENT: A Warning to Canadian Trade Officials: NAFTA Package Set to Export U.S. Sex Trafficking

Statement by Lisa L. Thompson, Vice President of Policy & Research, NCOSE Washington, DC – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation calls on Canadian trade negotiators to protect their citizens from a stealthy attempt to decriminalize websites that promote prostitution and facilitate sex trafficking by insisting on removal from NAFTA of language similar to previous…


STATEMENT: Steam Approves First Uncensored Porn Game

Game Promotes “Pressured Sexual Relationships” and “Abusive Marriages” Washington, DC – Steam, the largest digital distributor for video games to children and adults, recently approved the first “100% uncensored” porn game for sale on its platform. The decision comes not long after Steam stated it would publish all video games regardless of content, barring anything…


STATEMENT: Amazon Removes 9 Books Promoting Rape and Sexual Assault

Most of the author’s content remains available Washington, DC – Amazon recently removed 9 books from their online store by “pickup artist” Daryush “Roosh” Valizadeh. Valizadeh earns money through self-publishing books on Amazon describing his sexual encounters in foreign countries, including actual confessions of sexual assault and rape. These books are meant to serve as…