Boss of male escort site urges support for legal defence fund after raid
The CEO of a gay escort site has pleaded for the public to help his legal defence fund, after a raid left him facing prostitution charges.
Jeffrey Hurant, the CEO of RentBoy.com, was arrested alongside six during a sting operation earlier this year.
RentBoy.com boasted over ten thousand members in 2,100 cities across the world.
The 50-year-old us facing charges of prostitution, after bank accounts containing millions of dollars were frozen, and boxes of files, and computers, were seized.
Writing on Facebook, Hurant opened up about the “devastating” raid.
He wrote: “I realize that I have been very quiet on Facebook since my arrest on August 25th. I have been advised by legal counsel not to make any public statements about the case. As any of you who know me can guess, this hasn’t been easy for me.
“This ordeal has been devastating for me, my family, my ex-employees and all the people my company has helped through the years. I am very grateful for all the support I have gotten from friends far and wide throughout the crisis. I count my blessings every day.
“The brilliant team at Sher Tremonte, LLP has been working tirelessly preparing my defense.
“Even though I have not been proven guilty of committing any crime, the government has seized all the assets that I can use to defend myself, so I am here asking for your financial help to insure that this case has the best legal minds working on it.”
So far the fund has raised $7,655 of a $250,000 goal.