Thursday, August 27, 2015
An investigation into alleged money-laundering and prostitution culminated on Tuesday with a raid of the Manhattan offices of Rentboy.com by NYPD officers and agents working with the Department of Homeland Security. Among the seven people arrested as a result of the raid was Jeffrey Hurant, 50, the company’s owner and CEO.
New York-area news stations showed footage of agents taking away cardboard boxes from the business’s Fifth Avenue office. According to WNBC News, agents also froze more that $1.4 million in assets spread across six bank accounts. As of the posting of this article, the site rentboy.com does not appear to be working.
Rentboy.com presents itself as a social networking site that merely pairs up escorts and masseurs with clients but leaves the financial transaction aspects up to those parties. Escorts pay to advertise services on the site, while potential clients pay a different rate to see the services being advertised. In a statement, acting New York U.S. Attorney Kelly Currie alleged that the site is, in fact, making a profit by facilitating an illegal activity.
“As alleged, Rentboy.com attempted to present a veneer of legality, when in fact this Internet brothel made millions of dollars from the promotion of illegal prostitution,” Currie said.
New York’s WPIX News quoted Glenn Sorge of Homeland Security as calling it a “global criminal enterprise” and NYPD Commissioner William Bratton as calling the business “a racket.”
The company’s official name is Easyrent Systems, Inc. WNBC notes that the company made $10 million between 2010 and 2015. The website first launched in January 1996.
Tight Bottom, Rugged Top
A perfectionist who brings a lot of energy to his art, Xavier’s pick for this summer’s hot cut is a “tight bottom with rugged top.”
Catering to his model’s head shape and personal taste of length on the sides and texture on top, Xavier used clippers and shears to achieve the medium fade and a feather razor to add depth and interest on top. Then they were both blended to go together in perfect harmony with no disconnect.
Xavier recommends using GO24/7 Texture Paste to add definition.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
"1 NIGHT COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE" says @squirt1 in #SanDiego. We're inclined to agree! http://t.co/TJgMFEJNMN pic.twitter.com/Jw5cr3ZbQP— Rentboy.com (@rentboy) July 31, 2015
@rentboy definitely agree there, I enjoyed my time with @Squirt1 when I was there! He gave me a nice sweaty time!— Danny Mann (@dannythebigone) July 31, 2015
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Meet, Greet, and Eat w/ International escort and activist Valentino Bonaire at DIK Bar in Washington DC this Monday July 20th
6-8PM, DIK Bar (1637 17th St. NW)
An opportunity to meet other men working in the sex industry, including international escort and activist Valentino Bonaire. Join other men working in the sex industry every third Monday this summer for free bites and chat together about life, love and work. The event is free. Food is provided.