Human Trafficking Enthusiast Uses Fakes Name to Obscure Crimes

No, the above headline isn’t in reference to Tony Ortega (though you could be forgiven for thinking so, given his history of faking identities online and helping to coverup sex trafficking crimes.)

This story involves an entirely different scumbag charged with human trafficking and the online promotion of underage sex workers. While Tony

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Tony Ortega And The Backpage Scheme

Recently we started taking a look at the birth of the Backpage scheme. When last we left off Tony Ortega (as has so often been the case for this clown) was in over his head. The paper he was hired to keep afloat was going under. Fast.

The free alt weekly garbage paper,

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Hatching the Backpage Scheme

“I helped turn a weekly newspaper with a website into a digital enterprise.” – Tony Ortega

The above quote came from Tony Ortega while, with his typical braggadocios self-importance, hw was spouting off to the New York Times on just what an important player he was in the empire Backpage built.

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Tony Ortega: Making Enemies for Life

We’ve been taking a look lately at precisely how executives and paid hatchet men like Tony Ortega who worked at the Village Voice and Phoenix New Times actively engaged in gaslighting any and all who stepped forward voicing concern about the countless child victims being trafficked year after year on Backpage.

Tony Ortega

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Tony Ortega: Defending the Indefensible With the Same Lies

“We’re being told that there’s a widespread, growing and out-of-control problem to fear in our country. And it has a catchy name: ‘trafficking. The actual data behind this ‘epidemic’ is wanting in the extreme. It involves guesses by activist professors, junk science by nonprofit groups trying to extract money from Congress…” – Tony

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Another Backpage Loss Undermines Tony Ortega’s Lies

It’s been a turbulent few months for Tony Ortega’s former Backpage Bosses, James Larkin and Michael Lacey.

As court battle losses for Backpage and its malfeasance continue to mount before ‘the bosses’ own much anticipated trial, we can now add one more notable blow undermining Tony Ortega’s paper-thin defense of the whole Backpage

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Arielle Silverstein: “How To Trigger Buttons”

“If you want to offend or upset me, I suggest you take a couple of Scientology courses, they will teach you how to trigger buttons. Cause so far you are way off. You don’t even know if I have a vagina. You sound like a juvenile idiot.”- Arielle Silverstein, aka Bozuri

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The Tide is About to Change

“I really just want people to understand that nobody, unless they’ve lived this life, can honestly fathom the amount of pain and trauma that comes from Backpage. I suffer every day because of the things that happened to me years ago.”

The above quote comes from a woman Melanie Thompson who says

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New Suit Against Backpage Bosses Could Be Game Changer

Readers of this blog will need no reminding that Backpage was seized by the US Justice Department in April of 2018. It was then that Carl Ferrer flipped on his associates and pleaded guilty to conspiracy and money laundering, agreeing to cooperate with the ongoing federal investigation.

Readers will also remember that Jim

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When It Comes to Tony Ortega, We’ve Seen Enough

“Harvey Weinstein is on trial. Jeffery Epstein is no longer with us,” she said. “Dr. Larry Nassar is in prison and on one is selling children on Backpage.com. I know we as a community have done what we needed to do but I know there is more to do.”

These were the

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