TVNewser FishbowlDC AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

John Stagliano Obscenity Trial Set to Get Underway

john stagliano.png

Jury selection in the trial of Evil Angel owner and porn distributor John “Buttman” Stagliano began yesterday. Stagliano faces multiple federal obscenity charges for selling pornographic material through the mail and on the Internet. Despite the obvious sweeping First Amendment implications, the run-up to the trial has barely received any notice from the mainstream press. AVN, however, will be all over the trial, assigning legal reporter Mark Kernes to cover the happenings.

If convicted, Stagliano faces up to five years in prison.

Mediabistro Course

Pitch Your Magazine Article

Pitch Your Magazine ArticleStarting October 1, learn how to write queries for magazines and websites! In this course, you'll learn how to write and send an effective pitch, generate pitch letters, research outlets for your articles, and follow-up with editors to ensure that your queries get results. Register now!