The Voice for Human Dignity in Our Courts and Legislatures
It's Time for a National Legal Strategy to Defend Human Dignity
The NCOSE Law Center serves as the catalyst – in every way possible – for dozens and then hundreds of lawsuits against mainstream profiteers of sexual abuse and exploitation. Civil litigation is the most historically effective tactic to create change, just as it was a flood of litigation that ultimately brought down the tobacco industry.
The Law Center uses the law to shift social norms to respect human dignity, punish sexual exploiters, and give justice to survivors.
We have laid a strong foundation upon which to build – already spurring nine trailblazing lawsuits against online platforms facilitating massive sexual exploitation. In addition, we are involved in a number of other lawsuits holding key industries such as hotels accountable. As co-counsel, NCOSE has filed the first class-action lawsuit against Pornhub, and its parent company MindGeek, for trafficking and child sexual abuse. We have also filed a groundbreaking lawsuit against Twitter for knowingly trafficking two young boys.
Why The Law Center?
Since 2010, The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has been the leading voice in moving corporate profiteers and facilitators of sexual abuse and exploitation to change. We have seen major victories as giants like Google, Comcast, Delta, Amazon, Instagram, and even the Department of Defense have made changes to curtail their partnerships with sexual exploiters.
NCOSE has also been a force in our legislatures, helping to bring stronger laws and stop bad laws.
Despite the major progress, change remains too slow when…
- countless children are robbed of their innocence due to safety flaws ignored by Big Tech
- thousands of vulnerable individuals are sex trafficked or prostituted daily, leaving them to face immeasurable life-long trauma
- pornography has become the wallpaper of children’s lives and has deeply harmed individuals, families, and communities
- victims continue to suffer trauma and exploitation as recordings of their abuse are uploaded and traded on countless mainstream websites who in-turn profit from the worst experiences many survivors have every faced
Every other major movement seeing big progress is engaged in advocacy at the courts. Victims of sexual abuse and exploitation deserve at least some justice! Many of them also want systemic change!
In just its first few years, the NCOSE Law Center is spurring major culture changes! A movement of lawsuits is taking hold. We are winning in the courts. Nations are watching and introducing legislation to stem exploitation. Criminal investigations have finally started. Companies are making swift changes in order to avoid being next.
A class action lawsuit was filed against XVideos and its parent company, WebGroup Czech Republic (WGCZ), for trafficking Jane Doe, a victim of child sexual abuse material (child pornography) and sex trafficking.
Angela Williams and Jane Doe were sex trafficked due to Nevada’s system of legalized prostitution and are now seeking to hold the state of Nevada responsible for protecting the commercial sex trade and enabling sex slavery.
NCOSE Law Center files first ever anti-trafficking lawsuit against pornography producers on behalf of a survivor. Cissy Steele was using the internet to disguise herself as a talent agent from Royal Loyalty Management who was looking for models and actresses when she came across Jane Doe.
What Does The NCOSE Law Center Do?
How Can I Help?
In implementing our strategy over the last three years, we have created a prototype and proven that it can be successful. We are now the recognized subject matter experts in this area of the law. For example, we are reminded and encouraged that when Pornhub deleted more than 11 million videos from its platform a year ago, it publicly blamed NCOSE for its problems.
If our model is fully actualized and scaled up, we can destroy the online pornography and sex trafficking industries as they exist today. We have seen encouraging process in a very short time.
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Threats & Opportunities
Enforcing Obscenity Laws
Most people are shocked to discover that Federal law prohibits the distribution of obscene (hardcore) adult pornography on the Internet, on cable/satellite TV, on hotel/motel TV, in retail shops, through the mail, and by common carrier.
The U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly upheld obscenity laws against First Amendment challenges, explaining that obscenity is not protected speech, similar to other forms of unprotected speech like blackmail, defamation, or child pornography.
Even so, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) refuses to enforce existing federal obscenity laws over fears that it will be unpopular.
Because obscenity laws have not been enforced, we have seen a dramatic rise in illegal pornography production and distribution in the last decade. The NCOSE Law Center is advocating in the Department of Justice to uphold the rule of law, and stop illegal pornography distribution.
A Childhood Free from Pornography
We believe children should be able to grow and learn about intimacy, relationships, and love without the devastating influence of pornography which eroticizes violence and warps neurological development.
That is why the NCOSE Law Center is pioneering tactics in order to:
- Promote State Resolutions and Laws – the public health harms of pornography are well documented in academic research, yet the majority of America does not know about this data. That’s why the Law Center is promoting state resolutions and follow up legislation to declare pornography a public health crisis, to raise public awareness and to lay the groundwork for future legislation. As of the spring 2019, NCOSE’s resolution has already passed in 15 states.
- Push Back Against Children Being Used in Pornography – the porn industry overturned 18 U.S. Code § 2257 so they have less regulations on age records, making it easier for them to illegally use a 16 or 15-year-old girl in mainstream pornography. The porn industry gloats that they spent 1 million dollars lobbying for this change and they are actively working to dismantle other laws, unchecked by opposition until now with the NCOSE Law Center as their foe.
- Make Schools and Libraries Safe – unfortunately, most schools and libraries have poor or nonexistent filters to keep children from being exposed to pornography. The NCOSE Law Center is working to create model policies that citizens can introduce to protect children and safeguard the integrity of places of learning.
- Protect Kids on Social Media – social media of all kinds are rife with pornography, in addition to child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, sextortion, predatory grooming, and more. The NCOSE Law Center is striving to fix these problems by advocating on Capitol Hill and in states to hold these companies to higher accountability in ratings and parental safety tools.
How is “sex trafficking” defined?
Trafficking in persons (TIP) is the illegal commerce in human beings. It can be helpful to conceptualize TIP (also known as human trafficking) as a process through which a person loses his or her freedom and is reduced to the status of someone else’s “property.” People who live through the trafficking process ultimately experience slavery, because they become people over whom others assume the powers and rights of ownership.
Empower Sex Trafficking Survivors to Achieve Justice
Sex trafficked individuals are often deeply harmed by the abuse they have endured. Among myriad chronic illnesses, injuries, and negative psychological impacts, one major study of the health consequences of U.S. sex trafficking victims found that the majority (54.7%) suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and an astronomical 41.5% have attempted suicide at least once. Tragically, these individuals are often very young.
If we, as a society, are to stop this horrific tragedy of sexual exploitation, we must attack the problem at one of its strongest roots: cutting off those who profit from the sexual abuse and exploitation of other human beings.
A key part of the NCOSE strategy to create a world free of sexual abuse and exploitation is to file civil lawsuits to establish legal precedents against individuals and entities who either profit from or facilitate the commodification of humans for exploitation and demand they change their behavior. NCOSE seeks to obtain as much justice as possible for survivors, including securing for them additional financial support for their journey of healing, while also ensuring the giants of industry no longer prop up or ignore organized sexual exploitation. However, to accomplish this requires those who have suffered harm to come forward and serve as plaintiffs.
Historically, the movement to end sexual abuse and exploitation has suffered from lack of direction and coordination in the courts as there has been no robust legal arm dedicated to these issues in America. As a result, legal challenges to American laws, and opportunities to go on offense against pornographers, sex traffickers, and major companies to secure justice for survivors were lost.
The NCOSE Law Center enables the movement to overcome these past hurdles, allowing it to learn from, address, and correct many of these lost opportunities so it can go on offense against those who facilitate the sex trafficking of other human beings.