Thursday, January 31, 2008

CLEAN FOR US, DIRTY FOR THEM

We first told you about CleanFlicks in July 2006, when a judge ruled the company could not scrub sex, language and violence from movies without the permission of the films' creators and owners.

Now CleanFlicks is back in the news, in a delightfully hypocritical way. As Christianity Today reports:
The co-founder of CleanFlicks, a video editing service once used by many Christians, has been arrested in Utah for allegedly paying a 14-year-old girl for sex.

Daniel Thompson, who ran CleanFlicks till the courts shut it down in 2006, had more recently operated Flix Club, a family-friendly edited-movie video business in Orem, Utah. He was arrested last Thursday on two charges of forcible sexual abuse and two charges of forcible sexual activity with a 14-year-old. Thompson is out on bail.

Thompson’s business partner at Flix Club, Isaac Lifferth, was also arrested on similar charges.

Thompson reportedly told police that Flix Club, which carried videos in which objectionable content had been edited out, was only a front, and that he and Lifferth were also involved in making and distributing porn movies.

Flix Club was forced to close last year after a federal court ruled that movie-editing businesses violated U.S. copyright law when they "sanitized" films by removing nudity, sex, profanity, and other objectionable content.

According to police reports, Thompson and Lifferth allegedly paid two 14-year-old girls $20 each to perform oral sex, and Lifferth allegedly had intercourse with a 16-year-old girl multiple times, including in the offices at Flix Club.
What happened at Flix Club did not stay at Flix Club.

7 comments:

Complaint Department Manager said...

If guilty beyond a shadow of a doubt, I hope he gets "forcible sexual abuse" on an hourly basis and traded for cigarettes. Like I said in an earlier post, "Short Eyes!"

Anonymous said...

CDM: Are you RomanticPoet from the N-L boards? If so, you seem to have an unhealthy fixation with prison sex and "Big Bubba."

Anonymous said...

lets not go all nancy grace here. nothing's been proven, yet...

Complaint Department Manager said...

"Are you RomanticPoet from the N-L boards? If so, you seem to have an unhealthy fixation with prison sex and "Big Bubba."

Damn...busted!
Even I had to laugh at that.

Anonymous said...

The American legal standard of proof in a criminal case is just guilt beyond reasonable doubt, not guilt beyond a shadow of a doubt.

Hardly anyone would ever be convicted of anything if the "shadow" standard were applied.

JB said...

For the record, Daniel Thompson, nor the other gentleman charged had any direct affiliation with CleanFlicks. A press release with more information should be up on CleanFlicks Web site later today.

Anonymous said...

Well, thank God for that. We all feel so much better now.