Hunter Moore's Reign of Terror Over the Internet Is Over

Where is Hunter Moore now? Understanding what happened to one of the internet's most controversial personalities and where he is today.

Chris Barilla - Author

Jul. 27 2022, Updated 4:28 p.m. ET

If you were active on social media in the early 2010s, odds are that you at least heard of Hunter Moore. The self-proclaimed "professional life ruiner" is the founder of the former revenge porn website and had a massive following on Twitter, where he also shared lewd images and engaged in various levels of trolling.

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Anyone familiar with Moore's dastardly doings is also likely aware of his eventual demise as an internet figurehead. But how exactly did it get to that point? Furthermore, where is Moore now? There's a renewed interest in his life thanks to Netflix's new documentary The Most Hated Man on the Internet, which chronicles Moore's controversial rise to fame. So, here's everything that we know about his life today.

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Where is Hunter Moore now? Did he go to jail?

Per Wikipedia, after operating for 16 months, posting similarly lewd photos on his Twitter and Instagram pages to millions of followers, and even establishing a professional DJ career from it all, Moore had his first run-in with the law. In 2012, the FBI launched an investigation into him after receiving claims from one of his victim's mothers about Moore sharing nude photos of her daughter.

By April 2012, was officially shut down and the domain was sold to an anti-bullying group. It wasn't until February 2015, however, that Hunter actually saw any charges stem from his wrongdoings. At that time, Moore pleaded guilty to felony charges of aggravated identity theft as well as aiding and abetting in the unauthorized access of a computer. In November of that same year, Moore was sentenced to two years and six months in prison, a $2,000 fine, and $145.70 in restitution.

Is Hunter Moore still in jail?

Moore was released from prison in May 2017. Since rejoining society, he has kept a low profile, which includes zero presence on social media. In 2018, Moore self-published Is Anyone Up?!: The Story of Revenge Porn, a book telling his side of the story. Other than that, he hasn't really spoken about what happened at all. Initially, Moore was tapped to take part in the Netflix special about his life, but he later declined.

Check out The Most Hated Man on the Internet, streaming now on Netflix.

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