- Posted July 8, 2014 by
District of Columbia
ADULT FRIEND FINDER.... an Expose' (Part One)
People, sometimes 40,000-50,000 on any given day spend hours and hours searching for other adults to have spontaneous random unprotected sex with others. While you think it's innocent, it's anything but.
The reality is that prostitutes are able to continue working (Who needs Craigslist?) with the numerous websites operated by Various Networks Inc.
Ceo Andrew Conru and his merry band of miscreants....
Andrew Conru, Ph.D. – Chairman / CEO
Andrew Conru founded the Friend Finder Networks in 1996 where he was CEO until December 2007 and again starting December 2013. He received his Ph.D. in engineering design from Stanford University.
Anthony Previte – President; Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Previte has served as President and COO of the company since December 2013. He served as COO from February 2008 through June 2012 when he became CEO and held the role until December 2013.
Prior to FFN, he was Managing Member of Starsmith LLC and CTO/CEO of Globix Corporation. He studied aerospace engineering at Polytechnic Institute of New York.
Ezra Shashoua – Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Shashoua joined the Company in 2008 as our Chief Financial Officer. Previously, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cruzan International, Inc. Prior to that, he served in a similar capacity at NationsRent, Inc. and 7-Eleven, Inc. where he served in various roles of increasing responsibility over 18 years culminating in his appointment as Chief Financial Officer. He holds a B.A. from Northwestern University and a J.D. from Illinois Institute of Technology-Chicago Kent College of Law.
Rob Brackett – President, Internet Group
Mr. Brackett has been the President of the Internet Group since December 2007. Prior to that, he had been Interim President of Various, Inc. since October, 2006. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Brackett served as Chief Technology Officer of Various, Inc. and spearheaded Various, Inc.’s infrastructure and software growth. Before that, he was with iPrint Technologies, the Internet’s first online print shop. He graduated from UC Santa Cruz in Computer Science and Language Studies.
David Gellen – Senior Vice President, General Counsel
Mr. Gellen joined the Company in February 2011 as Senior Vice President, General Counsel. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Gellen worked at the law firm of Greenberg Traurig where he was a member of the Corporate and Securities, Intellectual Property and Technology and Media Practice Groups. Before that, served as Vice President and General Counsel of Pace Americas and a partner in the Atlanta office of Kutak Rock LLP. He is a graduate of the Temple University where he earned his Juris Doctorate degree.
While the business side of things appears to be perfectly legal, what goes on is anything but.
The reality of all the Various Networks websites is the fact that there is no checking, no verifying, no way to prove that anything is going on at all.
What these men are doing is ultimately enabling the big business of prostitution to continue behind closed doors.
What's worse is that you have people like Doctors, Nurses, Police officers, Military and all sort of regular every day folks cavorting with druggies, thugs, prostitutes and other less than desirable individuals.
Nobody does any real checking and ultimately no one is safe. Many of the members are adults who are cheating on, or intend to cheat one their spouses.
I went here to see what it was about and my wife is as shocked as I am because these websites are perhaps the worst thing anybody could ever be involved with, I spoke to a woman who had been sliced with a razor blade by some sick psychotic, or psychopathic/sociopathic man. Innocently she was lead to believe that she would be safe and the idea that there's something safe about a website that's making some pretty big money for providing a place where adults can go to find a friend. I was puzzled about what happened when some guy came into the chat room saying he was a lawyer and some woman he had met offered services for money and that is when I realized just how bad these sites really.
Services for money, on a sex site?
Sounds like prostitution to me.
I don't buy Penthouse Magazine and I actually haven't seen one of those since I was in my early twenties.
But I believe Penthouse owns this Adult Friend Finder thing. Adult friend finder isn't the only site.
Another shocking thing is that the Various Networks are hosted on GODADDY!
Do you know that your spouse isn't on one of these sex sites, sharing themselves with God knows who?
Many of the members log on through their smart phones, at work spending hours and hours trying to "get their freak on".
It's quite disturbing and when you consider the reality of this... your life could be in danger from a psycho, or one of the three letter acronyms that you don't want.... (STD, HIV, ETC.)
And you never know who's involved in this, I've seen doctors, nurses, lawyers, police, school bus drivers, teachers, I remember some guy talking about a elementary school where he was working at. Another was a music teacher in some school in the greater Washington D.C. area. Another so called "biker" manager of a big time gym, others in places of authority.
As I sought to find out more about it, I have even received quite a few threats of violence from some of these (coughs) good people, who are looking to have sex with your wife, or husband.
There is absolutely no limit to the type of people on these various websites. All walks of life, everybody you can imagine and then some. While many are there for the reasons that adults do these things and it's innocent enough, Many do not realize just how dangerous it is.
Amazingly I have encountered bullying from people who claim to be advocates against the bullying of others. At times it felt like I was back in junior high school.
I became friends with this one woman who was trying to find a real relationship with someone whos an adult, who isn't a prude, someone who wants to build a life with someone that she might have something in common with but I soon found out that she wasn't going to find what she was looking for, it seemed that every time she had the opportunity to meet someone, they wanted one thing and one thing only.
And it wasn't a lasting relationship!
Every time she turned around it seemed that yet another married man wanted to have play time with her and when she expressed her wishes of wanting to have a relationship and not wanting to aid in yet another spouse being unfaithful to his, or her husband, or wife. They got abusive, and then the abuse began. Her life turned onto a constant turmoil.
She sought to find a future husband and what she got was somebody elses husband and that was exactly what she didn't want.
The abuse is so bad and since I have been on the website in a number of states around the U.S. it was always the same thing, the same abuse, the same threats. If you come to a meet and greet you're gonna get shot, or beaten up.
The threats have gotten so bad that some biker types have threatened me and have threatened my wife with a gang rape, sodomy and, or worse.
This is somebodies father, husband, spouse making threats against someone who isn't even a part of the website. My wife came under fire because I tried to stand up for the lady who was being abused by a chat room full of people, Both men and women.
I began to stick up for this woman because nobody else would, whether it was because they were afraid of the chat room bullies, or maybe they just didn't care, I know that more actually cared but would not get involved out of fear that they would expose themselves to the same abuses.
I'm going to go onto part two now!