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  • Bonnie Rotten v Max Hardcore the Plot Thickens (18)
    • LurkingReader: so its like a cosy version of person answering CYA questions presented by off screen voice in a green room post event ??? like look...
    • mdxxx: I’ve seen the youtube video and it goes like this. Max calls her over, she sits on his lap and says the whole spiel about consensual...
    • LurkingReader: making correction to head off any issues re curiosity about using Quiet title possibly implying he is trying to take what...
    • LurkingReader: Agree the under age 21 is one of those over the top not relevant (that I can see) ancillary fluff stuffed into most initial...
    • BT: Ps – the problem with arguing that it’s all an act is this: If she was acting then – and it was pretty convincing – how...
    • BT: Under the age of 21 is meaningless. She was over 18, which is the legal age to perform in an adult video. That’s a little like saying,...
    • LurkingReader: 2257 may be required for each production but that’s easily gotten around placing model signature above date and producer...
    • LurkingReader: @BT I don’t see it as an issue. If the content in question is a filmed personal encounter there’s a lot of gray area....
    • jilted: If this ever gets to discovery, the very first thing asked of Max will be, please present your model release, and 2257 documentation....
    • LurkingReader: “In her intentional infliction of emotional distress count, Hicks states she was under the age of 21 and had not yet performed...

The Manwin Fallout Begins

From my reader in Austria, he sends me this from A German Newspaper

German bank Commerzbank has got hot under the collar and is planning to terminate a business contract with internet porn mogul Fabian Thylmann following his arrest on suspicion of tax evasion, according to Welt am Sonntag.

Customers of German amateur pornography portal MyDirtyHobby, one of Thylmann’s various sex portals, have for some time paid fees into an account held with the Hamburg branch of Commerzbank, according to the report.

The state prosecutor in Cologne is currently looking into who actually runs the amateur porn site. Thylmann claims a Cypriot subsidiary is responsible, but evidence has emerged suggesting Hamburg company Manwin Germany is behind it.

Former workers told the paper that Commerzbank employees had in the past made frequent visits to the Manwin headquarters.

Now the investigation into Thylmann’s alleged dodgy dealings has prompted a few red faces at Commerzbank, which is keen to cut off all business relations with him as soon as possible in an attempt to save the bank from reputation damage, said the paper, citing sources in the business world.

Rules state that banks are allowed to terminate contracts without notice for “reasons of reputation.” According to the report, the account could be closed as soon as Monday.

Originally from Aachen in western Germany, Thylmann built up a pornography empire in just a few years through the holding company Manwin Holding SARL.

He is also behind the website YouPorn and several other sites such as Pornhub and Brazzers.