If you are listed in the Exposing Johns Database, the following are frequently asked questions we have gotten over time and we hope this clears things up a bit. This site was created by Vidtron Video and this this site is meant to help adult workers and to warn them of suspicious johns. Sex work can be very dangerous, it doesn’t have to be deadly, Safety First!
Q: Will you ever consider removing posts?
A: Yes, only on a court order
Q: What is ExposingJohns.com?
A: Exposing Johns is a site catering to escorts that allows them to share their bad john customer experiences and make detailed incident reports that warn other escorts and escort agencies about their dangerous or bad john client encounters.
Q: “How did my name and information get in your database?”
A: If your name appears in our database, it is with the understanding that you had some communication with an escort or agency, or an appointment with an escort that in some way went wrong. Escorts and Agencies can post your info for all sorts of danger and safety reasons including rude and disrespectful clients, callers trying to rip off escorts with various scams, johns being verbally or physically abusive, or callers being time-wasters or practical jokers by booking appointments and then not showing up.
Q: “An escort has posted my name and information without my permission. Exposing Johns is violating my privacy!”
A: Your name and information was not gathered illegally, unethically or unlawfully. It was with the understanding your name and information was given freely “by you” in order to book a date or appointment with that escort. You gave her all your information freely and willingly at the time to verify and confirm your identity for her safety and security so that she could feel comfortable in seeing you. If something has gone awry during your date and you acted inappropriately to the point that she felt it was appropriate to report you for some misbehavior on your part, then she is well within her rights to use your name and information to warn other women about you and your behavior. This is no different than when you don’t pay your bills. The company owed has the right to report you to the credit bureaus. Your permission is not necessary.
Q: What kind of people use ExposingJohns.com?
A: Mainly current employers, significant others and sometimes even law enforcement depending on the nature of the situation.
Q: Why are ExposingJohns.com users doing this? Don’t we have a right to privacy?
A: Everyone; including wives, girlfriends, boyfriends, family members, co-workers, current employers and neighbors have the right to know what’s going on online and in their neighborhoods. Just like any other illegal activity of concern that is exposed. ExposingJohns.com is no different than a complaint board that exposes the information of those who abuse the trust of the public. There are very serious issues arising such as the spread of STDs to the innocent, child exploitation and human trafficking. In our day and age, this is all now exacerbated by the easy sale of sex online. Since it is so easy to commit such crimes online it is our user’s job to make it easy to be exposed.
Q: How do you assure the postings are legitimate or accurate?
A: We can’t and we don’t. No website of this nature can. US Federal Lawmakers know that 3rd party posting websites like ours have no way of vetting the users, and verifying the experiences or accusations that poster’s publish on their sites. US Federal Law, CDA (Communications Decency Act) as it is written, simply says you must hold the poster’s accountable for the content they publish. If you wish to dispute a post, the law says you need to confront the person who made the post. We have nothing to do with it, and we stay out of your disputes and if you believe the post is inaccurate to confront the person you believe posted it.
Q: How do you know posts submitted anonymously are true?
A: We don’t. But we permit it because research shows that honesty on website gripe sites like this one to be much more forthright if the poster’s identity is protected and safe from retribution. Whether it is a powerful corporation or a powerful person, history has showed how harassment and threats of violence have been used to stifle or suppress those who are unfortunate enough to not have the financial means to defend themselves with conventional or legal means. Secondly, US Congressional Lawmakers when drafting the Communications Decency Act knew that web hosts would never be able to vet or verify all the poster’s and their posted content because it would be a huge impediment to those wishing to engage in Free Speech, so it wasn’t deemed feasible or mandatory, and thus web hosts would not be held liable for the content posted by their users.
Q: I never had communications with that escort or that agency!
A: We don’t know the truth, but pretty much everyone ever caught in some sex scandal has denied and that is understandable. If you have never called an escort then you should have no problem confronting the poster and pursuing a legal case against them for internet defamation. While taking legal action may seem like a huge nuisance to you it is all we can offer because we are a 3rd party posting website, it means that the content in our database is posted by our users, not us, and Federal Law has determined that the users, not the website, are legally responsible for the content they post and publish.
Any attempt to circumvent this process will look suspicious in that you are trying to avoid facing your accuser, and trying to bypass them by making us remove the post.
Q: Why do all the reports show the poster as ‘Anonymous’?
A: This is for the privacy and safety of the escorts, to protect them from harassment, retaliation and retribution. By law we are required to protect their Free Speech Rights, and if you feel they crossed the line with what they said, then you can legally go after them and try to prove your case in court.
If you wish to obtain the name of any poster you will have to go to court, make your appeal and if the court orders the release of the posters identity, we will be more than happy to comply with the court order and release this information.
Q: “I demand the name of the person who posted the report about me. How can I get that?”
A: Our Terms of Service in accordance with Federal Law require us to protect the First Amendment rights of our users by safeguarding their privacy to the fullest extent of the law. This means that Exposing Johns cannot and will not release the identities or the contact information of any user of the website without a lawful court order, which you will have to obtain through the court system.
Q: What about my Free Speech Rights? I have the right to face my accuser!
A: That is true that you do, but only in a courtroom in a controlled setting where you can confront the accuser/poster in a legal and civilized environment. We will release the name or identity to you through the court system and that is THE only way.
Q: Why do you allow anonymous postings?
A: According to Federal law makers there exists the legal right for folks to post complaints anonymously online without the fear, pressure, or retaliation that comes with open exposure. Despite many who have tried to argue this point, anonymous posts do not invalidate the legitimacy of the complaint, nor does it invalidate the rights of the person to make such posts. We relate this to yelp or city search review where user ‘Manhattan Joe’ makes a complaint about the attitude of a waitress at Jakes Deli or ‘Country Gal’ who posts on Vitals.com about Dr. Joe who had terrible bedside manner. The Supreme Court of the United States on occasion since 1997 has upheld the Free Speech rights of “anonymous complaints” in regard to internet gripe sites. These laws serve to protect the individual’s rights to make such postings, and the websites that host such postings. In legal regards to anonymity, in the first appellate decision to address the issue, a New Jersey appeals court established stringent procedural and evidentiary standards that must be met before the identity of an anonymous online poster can be disclosed through litigation. The court recognized the constitutional right to communicate anonymously and refused to order the identification of a “John Doe” speaker who had posted comments on a Yahoo! (Yahoo.com) message board. United States Federal Law and many States have procedures and standards in how they deal with this issue. Depending on where you are, you may wish to discuss these matters with your local attorney.
Q: Can I get the Escort to post a retraction or contact Exposing Johns about a removal on my behalf?
A: No. All reports in our database are submitted as a matter of record, and even if you make things right after the fact, it doesn’t change what occurred that caused or initiated the escort into submitting the report. Even if you get the escort to request that we retract the report, we do not know by what means you got them to make that retraction, did you bribe her and pay her off? Are you threatening her life in some way and pressuring her into making the retraction through extortion, blackmail, or physical harm?
If your original offense was to harass, rob, abuse or beat up an escort because she wouldn’t do everything you asked of her, we believe that is very important information that all escorts should be aware and informed of. Even if you make amends with the escort you mistreated it doesn’t change the original offense committed and once the report is removed you would have more liberty and opportunity to become a repeat offender. As a safety platform to escorts we cannot allow that to happen nor deny to others information that can spare them from harm. Safety is Paramount.
Q: Exposing Johns should personally verify every report before it is published.
A: If we had the time and resources we would but as stated above in the previous answer US Federal Law does not require 3rd party sites to do that because they recognized what an impossible task that would be. Escorting is a quasi legal activity that is perceived to be a front for illegal prostitution. To verify posts, we would have to investigate your private intimate communications and affairs that might suggest or reference actual illegal activities (which include prostitution) and that is not something we are permitted to do nor do we wish to have access to.
Q: “I want the post about me removed immediately?”
A: Despite the vast amount of information we provide as to why we cannot remove and as adamant as you may be about wanting a post about you removed, the escort who made the post is just as adamant about wanting the post to remain for the safety and security of others. If you want the post removed, because we are a 3rd party posting website and are not permitted to get involved or take sides, we suggest you contact an attorney and explore your legal options. You may feel you have your legal rights, but so does the escort who wrote the post, and so does the Exposing Johns website. We believe it is best that you respect the law and allow everyone their right to due process.
Q: What if the original poster/escort asks to remove her post?
A: The post and report will remain on the site. Exposing Johns does not want to encourage escorts to post haphazardly.
Q: “If I file a lawsuit against Exposing Johns, will that get my report removed?”
A: No it will not and it will only get you sued back in return. Exposing Johns is a 3rd party posting platform, meaning we are immune from legal liability for content posted by our users (the escorts) and legal precedent says you cannot even bring a suit against us for the content posted by our users, your lawyer will explain this to you as well. Please don’t attempt to threaten or bully us. According to US Federal Law our website is simply not responsible for posts made by its users or members, therefore, Exposing Johns will not remove complaints even if you sue us or attempt to. The process is to take legal action against the author of the post, and if you prevail in court, and we are given a court order to remove the post, then we will be happy to do so.
Q: Can I sue Exposing Johns to obtain the identity of the author/poster so I can take them to court for libel?
A: Exposing Johns has and will cooperate with any “legal” investigation if it means getting to the truth of an incident. While it is always possible that a report can be completely false or malicious, if you wish to challenge any report in a court of law, Exposing Johns will cooperate fully with you and the authorities with what ever information we can provide to assist in the investigation to make sure justice is served for you and that the false reports are rightfully removed.
Q: “I know and understand the CDA (Communications Decency Act) protects ExposingJohns.com, But I still want to sue anyway!”
A: If you file a lawsuit which you know contains false claims, meaning you lie and deny ever communicating with escorts, or seeing or hiring escorts, and we obtain proof you did through the escort or agencies emails, phone records, and recorded ip addresses etc., as well as through your subpoenaed records, please note that you and/or your attorneys can be subject to serious sanctions at the judge’s discretion. You will then be liable to pay some or all of our attorney’s fees in addition to penalties a judge may impose to you for lying and bringing forth a false or malicious lawsuit. Wrongful Use of Civil Proceedings – This civil liability precedent is designed to protect against frivolous law suits, and serious penalties and sanctions can occur if the judge determines you filed a frivolous lawsuit. It is known as “wrongful use of civil proceedings” and it is defined by § 674 of the Restatement (Second) of Torts as follows: (a) he acts without probable cause, and primarily for a purpose other than that of securing the proper adjudication of the claim in which the proceedings are based, and (b) except when they are ex parte, the proceedings have terminated in favor of the person against whom they are brought.
Because Exposing Johns is immune from liability under the CDA; Communications Decency Act, for defamation-based and libel related claims, and you are not permitted to file a suit against us, any suit that you seek to impose liability upon us for the free speech of our users is, by definition, is considered an action brought “without probable cause.” Exposing Johns wants to be clear that it, as according to Federal Law, is immune and accepts no liability for the written speech of its users, and it will vigorously defend any litigation brought against us which seeks to circumvent the CDA. Again, any suit filed against us without probable cause may subject you, the complaining party and/or your attorneys, to liability for wrongful use of civil proceedings. If you knowingly file a baseless or frivolous lawsuit against us, regardless of where your case is filed, you and/or your lawyers will be subject to a counter lawsuit in which a jury could award Exposing Johns both substantial compensatory and punitive damage awards.
Q: “Someone posted a report which violates the Exposing Johns Terms of Service. Will you remove it?”
A: Although our Terms of Service states we prohibit users from posting false information, we don’t know if the information that is posted by an escort is false. You would need to “prove” it. In case you missed that, you can’t just say a post is false, you must actually prove it to be false. And since we are not permitted by law to make determinations in these matters, you will likely have to prove that the post/report is false in a court of law where you can face your accuser and let the governing legal authorities who are authorized to subpoena and obtain all the necessary evidence (meaning your phone, IP and email records) which the authorities are better trained to scrutinize too, in order to help you resolve your dispute legally and truthfully. When we receive a court order to remove a post we will gladly do so.
Q: “I wasn’t in that city or state at that date and time mentioned so the report is false!”
A: If you find a report and see that a date or location is inconsistent with your recollections or your visit to a particular city, there are several possible explanations for this we have discovered. The escort or escort agency just discovered the Exposing Johns website site and is entering information from their internal Do Not See (DNS) lists and approximating the dates as they enter them in our database. The individual escorts who make these postings worry greatly about their personal safety and understandably prefer to remain as far removed from the post as possible. To remain safe escorts may intentionally enter the date and exact location incorrectly in an effort to deflect, or throw off any direct or memorable association with themselves and their specific incident to prevent possible retaliation from the client they are reporting about. Libel laws accept that the “gist” of the report is sufficient and exact dates and locations are simply not relevant, it is the behavior and attitudes of the client that matters, the exact date and location is immaterial. We get many emails from people trying to argue this point, we do not know if a date or location is untrue just because you say so, and if either the date or location has been altered by the post’s author it does not invalidate the escort’s warning about the incident, your encounter, behavior, or character, therefore warranting the post’s removal. If you wish to contest this, you are more than welcome to do so with the courts or a mediation service, and let those who are trained and authorized to make such decisions in these matters resolve your differences with the poster.
Q: I saw this same review on another website, is this a repost?
A: If an escort is a member of another escort/hobbyist review board and she sees a warning post written on that site about a bad client encounter and she thinks that warning would be of value on the Exposing Johns website and she re-posts here in our database, that is a 3rd party re-post, and we are not responsible for that content that was re-posted by that user.
Q: This site can be used for Extortion and Blackmail.
A: It has been suggested by a few who’ve written to us that we should take some type of action to prevent our database from being used as blackmail or for extortion. While we are not sure how we could ever accomplish that, please note that everywhere in society there are honest and legitimate products and services that are occasionally used inappropriately by a deviant few, and the law places responsibility on the deviant individual’s behavior who acts illegally, and not the company that produces the legitimate product or service. What is being suggested is akin to asking a weapons manufacturer to do something that’ll prevent their guns from being used in the enactment of a crime, or like asking automobile manufactures to prevent an angry wife someday from running over her husband if she ever caught him cheating on her. Simply, it can’t be done. Our service is what it is, and if an individual chooses to exploit our service for an illegal purpose, then that individual, when caught, will be held responsible for their actions. The laws of our land deal with people as individuals thus making each person personally responsible for their decisions and actions, and we shall follow that precedent.
Q: Someone with the same name as mine is listed in the registry and hurting my reputation.
A: In the event that a name posted in our registry happens to be the same as yours, there is not much we can do about it, and it is an unfortunate coincidence. But, imagine if a serial killer named John Smith existed. Do you think the media, the news papers, and the police are going to withhold the name of John Smith from the public because they are worried about all the other John Smiths around the country who might be upset because they could be mistakenly associated with the serial killer John Smith? In the interest of Public Safety the common good prevails, and the details will sort eventually themselves out. Postings in Exposing Johns are usually accompanied with phone numbers and email addresses and occasionally other identifying physical description information about the real offender to separate the offender from others who innocently happen to share the same name. This information should aid you in cases of mistaken identity.
Q: “Please Remove My Last Name!”
A: Many write in and do not deny the complaint posted is true and ask us to at least remove the last name from the report because when Internet Search, your full name yields a search result of a Exposing Johns complaint that is being, or can potentially be, catastrophic to your personal, work, and/or family reputation. We could suggest that this is something you should have thought of before you decided to see escorts or even mistreat an escort, but other than the fact that we are simply a 3rd party posting website and are not permitted to edit the reports submitted by the escorts who comprise our users and members we cannot remove your last name. Without your last name on the report the warning post about you would be rendered useless. Your online names, handles, and aliases, your anonymous free email, your prepaid burner cell phone are all expendable and that’s why you use them, so you can ditch them easily and move on with new ones when it’s convenient for you. But your last name…. Yep, that’s a problem, and one you cannot ditch so easily, which is why it was listed and now cannot be unlisted.
Q: Your name is “Copyrighted” and cannot appear on Exposing Johns.
A: On a few occasions, some prominent businessmen and pseudo celebrity types whose names appear in Exposing Johns have made requests and even demands that we remove their name under the guise of legality, because their name is supposedly “copyrighted” and thus illegal for us to have posted on our site. Sadly you are very much mistaken. There is little your copyrighted name is going to do to protect you in this instance. You name is not listed on Exposing Johns because we or anyone else is trying to profit, or commercially benefit by it by reposting your name or your copyrighted material. That’s all your copy right protection really affords you. The “fair use” exemption to (U.S.) copyright law was created to allow things such as commentary, parody, news reporting, etc., so your copyrighted name does not preclude your name from being posted in a magazine, a news paper, mentioned on a TV news broadcast, someone’s blog, or our website, especially when the posting is not trying to use or impersonate you or your work. If you appear on Exposing Johns, it is because an escort has chosen to report a complaint about you and how you mistreated her. Your copyright does not protect you from that. To Learn: What does my Copyright Protect -or Search Copyrights and Trademarks: USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office Website)
Q: Threatening Exposing Johns with the Police, the FBI, or your Attorneys.
A: Many of you have suggested and even threatened, to go to the police, the FBI, to complain about our website, or to your attorney to sue us if we do not immediately comply with your removal requests. Please note, we understand your motivation and urgency to get a post removed, but we cannot remove a post simply because you asked or are threatening us. There is such a thing as legal due process. The CDA holds us harmless from legal liability for the posts made by our users. The escort who made the post has her Free Speech rights, and if you want to challenge the post and get it removed then you are going to have to face the escort who made the post, because the law holds the post’s author responsible for the content she posts, and not the website she posts it on. If your attorneys research and verify this for you, they will tell you that you will be fighting precedent established by the United States Supreme Court, which was challenged and upheld several times since 1997, when it comes to individual’s FREE SPEECH Rights and posting publicly, or anonymously, on the internet, and who bears the responsibility for 3rd party postings. If you report us to the Police or the FBI, more and likely they will correctly assume that you are the one with something to hide, unless you show them some real evidence to the contrary. If you were truly damaged with defamation you’d be pursuing a legal action with your attorney against the poster and not against us. And since you’re not doing that and can’t really do that without exposing yourself as a common “john” you trying to get us to remove the post, so you don’t have to face your accuser, or you complaining to the police or FBI and trying to get us shut down so that you can continue your illegal prostitution habits will not work. The tactics will be fairly obvious, and the police nor the FBI will be very sympathetic to you and your obvious ploy. If you do pursue legal action, you better make sure you know what you are doing and you know exactly how far you want to take it, because you’ll be taking an awfully risky chance that the escort who posted about you hasn’t saved all your correspondence and has phone and email records to back her posted report and counter your claims of falsity and defamation. Even if she doesn’t, all that information can easily be subpoenaed and retrieved. And then if you lose, you will open up a can of worms with a bunch of unintended or unanticipated consequences, you will very likely regret. so talk to your attorney and together you can determine if you want to bring upon yourself all that unnecessary and messy public attention to yourself and have your indiscretions exposed to your family, friends, employers, etc..
Q: What’s the Big Deal if I stood her up? / It’s only a No Show or a Last Minute Cancellation.
A: Some escorts get pissed off the first time you stand them up, others wait until the second or third time you pull this on them before they put you on Exposing Johns. They each have their own tolerances for this rude and disrespectful behavior, and we don’t tell them how or when to post. The sad and telling part is when you write us and say… “It was only a no show. And besides, she’s only an “effing” prostitute so it’s not like she really matters.” It is for this arrogant and condescending attitude that makes it easy to understand why you were Escort Abuseed in the first place. In a world with cell phones and instant text messaging, there is no reason for not giving the escort a 10 second courtesy call or text message. You guys move mountains to originally contact her and to book her for a date, she spends a lot of time getting ready to look nice for you like any other girl going on a date, then when it comes time to follow up and actually show up for the date, you rudely disappear and stand her up, don’t answer her calls, or ever contact her back??? That makes you look like an “effing” chump! who is intentionally standing her up and being a jerk. You have no excuse for not making a simple phone call or sending a text to cancel.
We wonder if you would do that in your real life. to your wife, friends, parents, or perhaps your boss. do you think any of them would appreciate you treating them that way? The fact that you choose to be so blatantly disrespectful to an escort shows the height in arrogance and deliberate disrespect. And for that, yes, why shouldn’t an escort be allowed to post you for behavior like that? You wasted her time, and you likely cost her money she could have made with someone else. As stated on many places on this website, Exposing Johns is a 3rd party posting website and we don’t tell the escorts what they can post and what they cannot post. Since standing them up, and cancelling at the last minute is a huge pet peeve with all escorts, the cost of you being “outed” can be devastating and ruin your family or career, so why do it? Just do the right thing at the right time and be a gentleman and let her know with a simple call or text as soon as you know you can’t make it.
Q: Do you realize the problems your site is causing for me? Do you even care about the problems you’re causing me, my family, and my career?
A: Actually if you really cared about your wife, family, and career you wouldn’t be seeing escorts in the first place. So grow up and realize where your real responsibilities lie. As a man, it is your job to protect your name, your reputation, your family, and your career. That’s what real men do, they act like mature men of character and integrity, they put their wives, their families, and their careers first, and they refrain from engaging in activities like prostitution that could harm their reputations, hurt their relationships, destroy their families, and ruin their careers. So please, don’t blame this website if you’re the one who stupidly put your life, family, and career at risk. Remember… “Poor planning on your part, does not constitute an emergency on our part.”
Q: So what’s Exposing John’s responsibility in all this?
A: Our only responsibility is to maintain a functioning communication platform and searchable database for the people who utilize our service. That’s it, nothing more and nothing less. Your responsibility is to look out for and protect your reputation, your family, and your career. And if you do see escorts, and something goes wrong between you, it’s best to remember what you have at stake, so put your pride aside, and handle the problem or misunderstanding like a gentleman so the escort doesn’t feel the need to submit a report. Remember the US Secret Service agents and the problems they all had in Columbia, South America? All that could have been avoided if the one guy just paid the escort her fee. But no, the one agent decided not to, she made a stink, and many lives, careers, and families were destroyed, along with the reputation and integrity of the US Secret Service. So seriously guys, it does not pay to be cheap, selfish, arrogant, or stupid, the price you may wind up paying will be too heavy, and innocent people will be hurt too.
Q: So Exposing Johns take the word of some prostitute over mine?
A: Nice condescending attitude you guys show with this one. As with the previous question and the Secret Service incident, apparently the word of the escort in South America was good enough and her complaint were legitimate, so trying to free yourself by attacking the character or credibility of an escort is not a sound tactic. In our case, we don’t take anyone’s word over another. We’re just not taking sides, we’re not allowed to. We didn’t make the posts so we don’t have to defend them. We don’t know what happened, or if anything happened at all, we only defend the escort’s rights to make their posts, and only they can defend the specific content in their posts.
Q: The post does not adhere to your guidelines. I’d like you to remove it.
A: If you feel a post does not meet with our guidelines, you will still need to take up your dispute with the post’s author because we are not permitted to get involved, unless we want to jeopardize our legal immunity under Federal Law, and no, that is not something we will do for you. Guidelines are only recommendations, and we do ask that escorts do not make false posts, or submit posts for seemingly trivial reasons like a caller asking silly questions and wasting time. We also ask that escorts consider not using a customer’s last name on a report for a simple no show or cancellation, but in the end it is still her choice as to what information about you she chooses to post. It may not be that you simply stood her up, it may be because it was the third time you’ve done it and she’s finally fed up. We don’t know. Remember, we are a 3rd party posting website, and as such we are not permitted to get involved in your private matters or practice censorship regarding the posts made by others. The users ultimately decide when they feel a post is warranted, and what information they feel is appropriate to post about the offender.
Q: You say you’re uninvolved, but you are by hosting this site, so you are involved.
A: Nice try. That’s like saying a television “news station” ruined your marriage and career because they mentioned your name as one of the “johns’ who got busted in a local vice sting. You blame them, you blame everyone else, but you neglect to accept responsibility that it was you who was hiring a prostitute in the first place. Grow up, be mature, be a man and take responsibility for your actions. Better yet, why not put your family first and not see escorts in the first place.
Q: You need to have checks and balances! You need to vet the posts and the posters!
A: Even US Federal Law makers know that’s impossible for websites like ours to do that, so it’s not required. but that’s probably why you’re demanding that. It’s funny that no one vets you and your posts when you write your down and dirty explicit reviews, or when you write a bad review on a girl just to be vindictive with her. And if your hobby sites did try to vet you and your review experiences, you’ve be angrily telling them to screw off. So it appears you are trying to control the entire situation. You want to take control away from the escorts and stifle their free speech on Exposing Johns, while you arrogantly enjoy all the protected free speech you dish out on your hobby boards. Sorry guys, you can’t have it both ways Again: Fortunately US Congressional lawmakers decided not to hold 3rd party posting websites responsible for the user’s posted content, realizing it would be impossible for site hosts to be able to keep up with all the content their users posted. Since the law doesn’t require us to vet the posters and their posts, we don’t. The posts are made by the users of the site, and as part of our Terms of Agreement and the Communications Decency Act, liability for posted content (appropriate or inappropriate) lies with the authors of the posted content.
Q: The posts on Exposing Johns are defamatory. Exposing Johns are an accessory to libel.
A: Not according to the CDA Section 230. First you would have to meet the criteria for libel laws and prove the post is defamatory, and if you succeeded in doing that, we could only be guilty of libel if we were the ones who posted the malicious report. To stretch your accusation to being an accessory to libel might fly if we knowingly knew the post to be false and allowed it to be posted anyways, but we don’t know you, we don’t know the escorts who post, and we certainly don’t know anything about your private communications and illegal activities, so no we are not an accessory to anything.
Q: “Please I beg of you! I will never do it again, I promise!”
A: We get this one a lot! We know there are all sorts of unanticipated consequences that come as a result of being listed on Exposing Johns. While we are sensitive to your situation and understand the havoc you are going through, it still does not permit us to censor (stifle) the escorts who may have made legitimate warning posts about you. Simply put we will not break the rules and laws governing 3rd party posting websites to cover for your actions when you were breaking the law while engaging in prostitution or attempting to engage in prostitution.
Q: What is a 3rd party posting website?
A: A third party posting web website is one that allows others (visitors, members) to make posts or comments on their website or blog. Section 230 of the CDA (Communications Decency Act) offers powerful legal immunity protections against legal claims arising from hosting controversial comments that were written and posted by these third parties. According to Section 230 of the CDA, the host of the website is not considered legally responsible for the comments made by the site’s visitors or members. So if any comment is truly objectionable or even defamatory in nature, the offended party must legally go after the person who posted the comment, not the website or web host itself. If you don’t believe us, or wish to independently research this, you can start by visiting these various links. Then by all means, please verify it all with your attorney too.
Q: What is censorship?
A: Censorship is the suppression of speech which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or inconvenient to a person, an organization, or the general body of people as determined by a person, government, media outlet, or other controlling body. Censorship can be something as subtle as editing out a single word which can drastically change the effective meaning of a statement or written comment. For example: Remove the word “not” from the following sentence. “Bob is not a criminal.” Removing the word “not” makes a huge difference and completely changes the meaning of the statement. Since Exposing Johns deals with personal and public safety issues, we do not edit or delete any content and respect the intentions of the post’s author. Editing a post in even the slightest way, the resulting change could alter the value of an incident report and put other escorts lives and safety at risk.
Q: Someone is using the post on your site to blackmail me.
A: Call your local police or the FBI and file a criminal complaint immediately.
Q: Someone is using the post on your site to extort money from me.
A: Call your local police or the FBI and file a criminal complaint immediately.
Q: Why does the Burden of Proof Lie With Me?
A: Because you are the only person who can provide the necessary information or evidence to disprove any malicious or defamatory comments. While this process of having to disprove a report, or prove a post is defamatory and malicious seems very unfair, the way the laws currently exist, the burden of proof is on you to disprove the accusations in the report,. You get to face your accuser in a court of law and square off. The author of the post can bring forth their evidence to support their post and the legal authorities who are best trained in this area can scrutinize both partiy’s evidence and make a proper determination in your case.
Q: I’m telling you the post is false and defamatory, why won’t you remove it?
A: Simply declaring a post is false is not considered real evidence. You can’t just say it, you must prove it. New York Congressman Anthony Weiner, and former US President Bill Clinton both lied when they were caught in a sex scandal, and they denied it too…. until the evidence showed otherwise. Since we are not capable of obtaining all the necessary evidence to render a proper determination, we are not permitted to violate the poster’s Free Speech Rights and remove their posts simply because you ask us to, demand that we do, or threaten us legally if we do not.
Q: So you’re taking the word of the other person over mine?
A: No we are not taking anyone’s word over yours. If an escort took the extraordinary action to post a warning post about you, then she has accepted legal responsibility for the comments she posted. We are perfectly fine allowing her to defend herself and her comments in a court of law, as we are also confident that her phone and email records, like yours, can be subpoenaed and the truth will prevail.
So whether you like it or not, the author of the post has legal rights too, and when they exercised their Rights to Free Speech, only you can show if they abused their rights and legally crossed the line by posting false or defamatory comments.
Q: Why do I have to go to court to get you to remove a post?
A: Because we do not have the legal training or authority to obtain all the necessary evidence to render a proper decision about any post you wish to dispute. And because the person who made the post, did so under our Terms of Agreement and accepted full legal responsibility for the content they chose to post.
Simply put, we do not know you. We do not know the poster. Since the posts deal with possibly illegal prostitution activities, and public and personal safety matters, we are not qualified, nor permitted to legally get involved in your private issues. If we remove any post without knowing all the facts, other than violating the escorts’ Free Speech Rights, we could unknowingly put other ladies in harms way. Since there is a bigger picture here, we need to let the legal process, and those more qualified in these matters do their thing. If you want a post removed, you must follow the law. Exposing Johns, the author of the post, and yourself all have legal rights, and to make sure everyone’s rights are being observed and respected, you must follow the legal due process. Something you should consider: If you chose to circumvent the law, and avoid facing your accuser in a court of law, and instead try to use legal action against us to get a post removed, it just may cause everyone to question why?… Why won’t you face your accuser (the post’s author) in court? What evidence might they have and present to the court are you afraid of? Since legal precedent in these matters have been set, and you cannot legally bring legal action against Exposing Johns, in the rare event you do find a judge or court that will take your case against Exposing Johns, we will either subpoena the post’s author to appear, and you will have to face her anyways, or we will subpoena your phone and email records. Either way, we will get to the truth.
Q: The post is on your site, therefore YOU are the Publisher!
If a Legal Case is Filed:
Once Exposing Johns is forced to appear in a case, we will file a counter suit for false and malicious prosecution, and we will not stipulate to a dismissal of the case unless the party who filed the action agrees to pay Exposing Johns attorney fees. There will be no exceptions. If you conduct a thorough investigation BEFORE you sue and you believe you have a valid case despite the CDA and what protections Federal Laws affords us, it is your right to pursue your case and prove it in court. However, once you file a lawsuit, be prepared to either take it all the way to a decision on the merits of your complete innocence, or pay Exposing Johns attorney fees because Exposing Johns will not stipulate to a dismissal without compensation.
If you are listed in our database and your complaint or inquiry has already been addressed somewhere above in our FAQ’s then we will simply refer you back to this page. If your question or complaint has not been addressed any where here on this page, then please contact us. In the event we disagree, we will not argue with you or endlessly debate with you. If you disagree with us, please consult with an attorney.
Q: How much does it cost to access profiles in this Exposing Johns Database?
A: Absolutely free!
Q: What is Soliciting – Male Escort – Female Escort mean?
A: A John soliciting a male escort means the John contacted and intended to meet with a male prostitute online. The same goes with soliciting a female or transgender escort.
Q: I have heard that Exposing Johns is a scam website? through the news media and other websites. is this true?
A: This is not true. We are a site that is true to what we claim. The reason why people are reporting the site to the news is because their reputations are at stake and they will lie or say anything to try and have it removed. We have no way of knowing if any of this is true or not.