Adult Film Industry Cheers Demise of PornWikileaks.com

In December 2010, the adult film industry was rocked by the launch of PornWikileaks.com. Thanks to information purloined from the AIM Healthcare Foundation, the top Google search result for many X-rated stars suddenly became a new Wiki page, complete with confidential information such as their real name and medical test results.

Then, a remarkable thing happened. Led by director Mike South, a portion of the San Fernando Valley’s X-rated film industry community banded together to force the hand of the suspected owner of the site, adult actor Donny Long. Led by South, attorney Michael Whiteacre and Internet expert Sean Tompkins, the group was able to finally box in Long and legally compel GoDaddy.com to confirm Long’s ownership of the website. Adult actress Kayden Kross has posted long, fascinating recap of the detective work:

Administrators and commenters fled PornWikileaks.com when they realized their own personal information was about to be exposed. South gave them the option of publicly apologizing on his site and a number of emotionally charged apologies came through by email. Those who chose to apologize over the phone often called in tears. PornWikileaks’ traffic dropped dramatically…

But Long wasn’t ready to back down. He kept up the harassment on his own while Whiteacre and South used the newly acquired domain information to find the person responsible for funding the site…

Forty-one minutes after Tompkins and co. exposed that funder, PornWikileaks. com went dark and has remained so for two weeks since.