Home > News > Walters to Defend Kimberly Kupps Over Obscenity Charges • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options

NEWS STORY

Walters to Defend Kimberly Kupps Over Obscenity Charges

Walters to Defend Kimberly Kupps Over Obscenity Charges
Get XBIZ News
XBIZ Research
Will Google uphold its commitment to 'Freedom of Expression' when it comes to organic adult search results?
Yes
  32.24%
No
  67.76%
Out of 183 votes. Results based on votes submitted by members of XBIZ.net social network.
Wednesday, Jun 15, 2011    Text size: 

LAKE WALES, Fla. — Kimberly Kupps, who was charged earlier this month on obscenity charges for content distributed over the web, has tapped adult industry attorney Lawrence G. Walters to represent her.

Kupps earlier this month was booked along with her husband under statute 847.5 on 13 counts of “wholesale promotion of obscene material” for content on her namesake site, KimberlyKupps.com.

The Polk County Sheriffs Department had been investigating the big-boobs model and performer for three months after a deputy paid an initial $19.95 membership fee to her website.

Later, Florida Judge Reinaldo Ojeda reviewed Kimberly Kupps clips and signed off on arrest warrants after he deemed the content obscene.

 “We intend to vigorously defend Ms. Kupps in this case, which appears to be the latest in a decades-long effort by this sheriff to violate the 1st Amendment rights of erotic content publishers," Walters told XBIZ. "I’ve been involved in many of these obscenity cases over the years, so I hope my experience in this particular jurisdiction will be beneficial to the defense."

Walters noted that he hasn't viewed the allegedly obscene material, "since all of our client’s computers and media were seized by law enforcement."

"My understanding is that the material is well within the mainstream of acceptable erotica, and should not be censored by the government," he said. Kupps has established a legal defense fund, and hopes that the industry will contribute to this effort to fight the censorship machine in Polk County, Florida” 

Donations can be sent to Walters' office (wire/credit card info or checks): Kimberly Kupps Legal Defense Fund, c/o Lawrence G. Walters, Trust Account, 781 Douglas Ave., Altamonte Springs, FL 32714. Or call (407) 975-9150.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Revenge Porn: Is a Federal Criminal Ban Imminent?

According the National Conference of State Legislatures, “revenge porn” is defined as “the posting of nude or sexually explicit photographs or videos of people online without their consent,... More »

Alternative Currency; Is Regulation in Store?

Hardly a day goes by without some headline referring to developments in legal status or use of alternative currency such as bitcoin. At times it seems the virtual currency is nearly taking over the Internet.... More »

Legal Reality: Cliff Notes on 2257

Unlike producers of nonsexual content, adult content producers must comply with a complex and burdensome set of federal criminal regulations known as the 2257 regulations. For those who are not familiar... More »
XBIZ NEWSLETTERS
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.






POPULAR PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Access the latest issues of the industry's leading trade publications in digital form. View online or download for offline viewing.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sexpo

Aug 01 - Aug 03
Sydney, Australia

QWEBEC Expo Montreal

Aug 15 - Aug 17
Montreal, Canada

Asia Adult Expo

Aug 28 - Aug 30
Macau, China

CatalystCon West

Sep 11 - Sep 14
Los Angeles, California
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!