Where is Hunter Moore now? The revenge porn criminal from Netflix’s The Most Hated Man on the Internet

Hunter Moore is the focus of the latest Netflix crime series

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Hunter Moore is the focus of the new Netflix docu-series, The Most Hated Man on the Internet. But as the show hits our screens, many will be wondering, where is Hunter Moore now?

Joining the successes of I Just Killed My Dad telling the story of Anthony Templet (opens in new tab) and evil prophet Warren Jeffs (opens in new tab) in Keep Sweet: Prey and Obey, comes a new Netflix true crime caper for viewers to sink their teeth into. The Most Hated Man on the Internet is a three part series which details Hunter Moore's crimes of setting up a revenge porn website - telling the story of mother Charlotte Laws (opens in new tab) who battles against him when naked pictures of her daughter are posted online without her permission. 

Those that have already tuned in are full of questions - with the biggest one being where is Hunter Moore now? And did he go to prison for his crimes? We share everything there is to know.

Where is Hunter Moore now?

Hunter Moore keeps a low profile nowadays following his release from prison in 2017. Hunter is still banned from Facebook, but is active on Twitter on the handle @_iamhuntermoore, often posting gym selfies and pictures of his dog.

In 2017, Substream Magazine revealed that Hunter planned to make EDM tracks on his release from jail, and he released one called Make The Internet Great Again. He also wrote a controversial book called Is Anyone Up?, which was released in 2018. 

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Since the documentary aired, Moore has participated in a few select interviews discussing the show. In one with Youtuber Daniel Wise (opens in new tab), he was asked if what happened was something he wished he'd never done, to which Moore replied: "Flat out no".

"First of all, I mean this probably sounds horrible, but I’m proud of what I created, I’m proud of the community I created," he added. "Now hell do I wish I had gone about it in a different way? 100%, and you know I’m obviously more than sorry and definitely would love to apologise to people that were affected negatively by the website."

On Netflix's Tudum website (opens in new tab), it states that Hunter had initially agreed to take part in their new docu-series The Most Hated Man on the Internet. But he later pulled out for unknown reasons. Producer Vikki Miller said of his U-turn: "When Hunter pulled out, I was initially disappointed but then I completely changed my mind and am so glad we ended up telling it through Charlotte Laws’ narrative."

Moore has since publicly explained his reason for withdrawing from the docu-series. In an August 2022 tweet, he shared that "they wouldn't let me tell my side of the story", adding that "60% of that Netflix documentary was BS".

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What did Hunter Moore do?

Hunter Moore was a self-proclaimed “professional life ruiner” who found fame in the early 2010s when he founded IsAnyoneUp.com, a notorious ‘revenge porn’ hub. The site was originally meant to be a clubbing website, but he later posted a naked picture of a girl he was dating on it. When he checked back on the site a week later, there were 14,000 hits, so he decided to add more naked pictures. 

However, this time the pictures he posted weren't just from people who had submitted them of themselves, but posted by other people – usually ex boyfriends and girlfriends. 

When a picture popped up on the site, according to Rolling Stone it included: “The ex’s full name, profession, social-media profile and city of residence - which ensured that the pictures would pop up on Google,” leaving family members and employers likely to find the pictures. Hunter, along with a cohort, then began hacking people’s computers and posting indecent photos they found hidden in the owner’s files.

Over the course of the 16 months the website ran for, it posted - without consent -stolen compromising naked pictures of students, mothers, teachers, women in wheelchairs and even a woman on a doctor’s table post-surgery. 

At its peak, it had an estimated 350,000 unique users a day, and up to $30,000 a month in advertising revenue. Hunter hid behind the law that it was “user-generated content." 

When victims tried to send cease and desist letters or emails begging him to remove the pictures, he would often reply with just one word: “LOL”.

Featuring exclusive interviews with multiple women and men who fought to have their images taken down, law enforcement agents who worked the case and the crusaders who fought to take Moore down, The Most Hated Man on the Internet tells the story of how Hunter Moore finally got his comeuppance.

What is Revenge Porn?

According to the government website, Revenge Porn is "the sharing of private, sexual materials, either photos or videos, of another person, without their consent and with the purpose of causing embarrassment or distress."

The offence applies both online and offline - so images which are shared electronically or in a more traditional way. It includes the uploading of images on the internet, sharing by text and e-mail, or showing someone a physical or electronic image. 

Since 2015 in England and Wales, Revenge Porn has been an offence punishable by up to two years in prison and a fine, Under Section 33 of the Criminal Justice and Court Act 2015 (opens in new tab).

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Did Hunter Moore go to prison?

Yes, Hunter Moore was sentenced to prison for two years and six months between 2015-2017 for his Revenge Porn crimes.  In February 2015, he pleaded guilty to felony charges for aggravated identity theft and aiding and abetting in the unauthorised access of a computer. 

In addition to his time inside, Moore was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation while behind bars, pay a $2000 fine, a restitution fee of $145.70, and serve three years of supervised release after he's out.

During his sentencing, US district judge Dolly Gee said (opens in new tab): “He hid behind his online persona and engaged in aberrant behavior. Now you must face the consequences of your own actions. Your poor judgment has caused much pain to your victims and your family.”

According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons (opens in new tab) he was released from jail on 22 September 2017.

In 2021, Hunter tweeted: "You know my name not my story. You've heard what I've done, Not what I've been through."

What is Hunter Moore's net worth?

Moore's exact and current net worth is not known. However, in a tweet he posted March 9, 2021 (opens in new tab), Moore claimed he had a fortune of $3 million. "Today I am 35 years old. Not married no kids. With almost 3mil on bank. Still hustling," the tweet read.

The following month, Moore shared a video of him counting cash on the social media platform, alongside the caption: "Still hustling".

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Moore regularly shares updates on his wealth online. It seems the 36-year-old has invested in Bitcoin in the past, sharing one tweet (opens in new tab) that suggested he was to receive $350k for a March 2021 investment.

What happened to Is Anybody Up?

IsAnybodyUp.com was forced to shut in 2012, and the domain was handed over to anti-bullying site Bullyville.com (opens in new tab). Founded by former US Marine James McGibney, he got Hunter to agree to sell the original domain and redirect to Bullyville instead.

At the time of the sale, Moore shared something close to an apology in an open letter, writing: "I think it's important that everyone realises the damage that online bullying can cause." 

However, Hunter still regularly tweets about the site, recently posting: "On this day 12years ago I sold my site IsAnyoneUp, and the rest is history." Referencing the site, he also regularly tweets the question: "Is anyone up?"

Director of The Most Hated Man On The Internet, Alex Marengo (opens in new tab), said of the importance of the Netflix series: “I immediately saw that this story could make an utterly compelling series: a crusade for justice against all the odds wrapped up in a world of real-life and online depravity. 

"Some revelled in it, others had their lives ruined. I am so proud of our uniquely talented team who turned the lens onto Hunter Moore and turned his victims into the ultimate winners by giving them their voices, silenced until now.”

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Robyn is a freelance celebrity journalist with ten years experience in the industry. While studying for a degree in Media and Cultural Studies at London College of Communication, she did internships at Now and Heat magazines. After graduating, she landed a job at Star magazine, where she worked her way up to features editor. She then worked at Future as Deputy Celebrity Content Director across Woman, Woman’s Own, Woman’s Weekly and Woman & Home magazines.