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If Motels Can Be Held Liable for Facilitating Sex Trafficking, Why Can’t Websites?

As reported by the Star Tribune, a motel in California has settled a case brought by Los Angeles City for its alleged role as a hub for sex trafficking activity. Motel 6 has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by Los Angeles that alleged one of the chain’s locations was a base…

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ACTION: Ask Major Hotel Corporations to Stop Hosting Sexually Exploitive Events

Pornographic or sexually oriented conventions, expos, or conferences held in hotels risk the safety and welfare of hotel staff and patrons. Sexually exploitive events are those that promote sexually oriented businesses—businesses whose purpose it is to stimulate, titillate, or arouse the sexual fantasies of patrons, or facilitate the exchange of commercial or group sex acts….

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Victory – TEXXXAS Expo Squeezed into Seedy Strip Club

The TEXXXAS pornography expo has been pushed out of the mainstream in Houston, Texas. Instead of being hosted in a prestigious hotel, the TEXXXAS pornography expo will not be relegated into a seedy strip club. This is an important victory for the movement to end sexual exploitation. In less than two weeks, two hotels (Hilton…

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A Second Hotel Gives TEXXXAS Porn Expo the Boot

The TEXXXAS porn expo could be on the verge of getting run out of town! After Hilton Hotels announced that they canceled their agreement to host the sexploitation event, event coordinators started scrambling to find a new venue. Meanwhile, we got to work contacting our hotel friends. Because of our work with the Dirty Dozen…

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Victory: Hilton Cancels TEXXXAS Expo Over Concerns Of Sexual Exploitation

Houston, we have a victory! Just yesterday we posted a blog explaining how the TEXXXAS pornography expo was scheduled to occur in Houston, Texas, next month. We reached out to Hilton executives to inform them about the harmful nature of this sexually exploitive event. And Hilton Worldwide cancelled its arrangement with the pornography expo! Along with…

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The Dignity Defense Alliance: How to Make a Difference Every Month

Taking the $10 billion per year pornography industry head on isn’t easy.  The good news is, you and I ARE making a difference. We’ve proven that. One way we’ve made a difference is through our aggressive Dirty Dozen List. Through this project, we’ve convinced companies like Google, YouTube, Hilton Hotels Worldwide, Facebook, Verizon, Hyatt Hotels and more…

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These Hotels Are Getting Out of the Pornography Business

Dawn Hawkins and Lisa Thompson discuss the numerous hotels that have removed on-demand pornography options as a result of the Dirty Dozen List and public pressure. WATCH VIDEO HERE: Starwood Hotel & Resorts (which owns brands like Sheraton and Westin) and InterContinental Hotels Group (which owns brands like Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza) have both committed to…

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Starwood Hotels Promised to Remove Pay-Per-View Pornography

We are happy to announce that as of January 1, 2016 the Starwood global hotel chain (which includes brands: the Westin, Sheraton, Four Points, Aloft, Le Meridien, and more) has implemented a new policy that no longer provides pornography choices as part of their on-demand/pay-per view television offerings. BACKGROUND: NCOSE alerted Starwood in 2015 that…

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STATEMENT: InterContinental Hotels Group Re-Commits to Enforcing Removal of all On-Demand Pornography

Statement by Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of NCOSE  Washington, DC – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), a premiere international hotel company that boasts 4,900 properties in nearly 100 countries, has worked with the National Center on Sexual Exploitation to ensure that its hotels no longer sell on-demand pornography. NCOSE applauds IHG for committing to reinforce its…

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InterContinental Hotels Group Re-Commits to Remove All On-Demand Pornography

A new age in the hotel industry is dawning. And it doesn’t include pornography. InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), an international hotel company, has worked the past few months with the National Center on Sexual Exploitation to ensure that none of its hotels will get away with selling on-demand pornography. IHG’s renewed commitment to enforcing a brand standard…

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