Perez Hilton Miley Cyrus Child Pornography Scandal Could Spell Legal Disaster For Blogger
Perez Hilton often crosses the line when it comes to exposing celebrities – but he’ll likely be checking himself from here on out after posting an “upskirt” photo of underage pop tart Miley Cyrus on his Twitter account early Monday, apparently wearing no underwear.
The uncensored picture showed Cyrus getting out of a car wearing a short white dress and no underwear. The flick has since been removed, but Perez’s Twitter post remains: “If you are easily offended, do NOT click here. Oh, Miley! Warning: truly not for the easily offended!”
Perez has happily posted photos of the likes of Paris Hilton and Britney Spears in unfortunate positions on the days they chose not to wear knickers – but gossip fans are infuriated that the acid-tongued gossip guy would post images of a minor in the same position.
Hilton denies any wrongdoing, but that hasn’t stopped the blogosphere from buzzing that the controversial pundit could face criminal child pornography charges for posting the explicit paparazzi shot.
Jeffrey Douglas, a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who specializes in child pornography cases, called Hilton’s liability “extraordinary and intense.”
“We’re not talking about a misdemeanor,” Douglas told Salon.com. “You don’t have to know what the definition of the law is; all you have to do is knowingly distribute the photograph.”
It is not known whether the photo was doctored in any way.
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