Craig Brittain “Shuts Down” IsAnybodyDown, Renames it “ObamaNudes.com”

Yesterday, revenge porn’s Craig Brittain announced on Twitter that he was ending his site, IsAnybodyDown.com (synopsis here).  Many (myself included) interpreted that to mean that Brittain was shutting down his site.  And with tweets like these, wouldn’t you?:

Alas, it appears that Brittain was being disingenuous: he’s merely renamed the site to ObamaNudes.com — and wants more money.

Brittain registered the domains ObamaNudes.com and ObamaNudes.net the same day he said he was shutting down IsAnybodyDown.com.  The reason for the new name? Your guess is as good as mine, but Brittain blames Obama for his need to run a revenge porn site.  So there’s that.

Brittain has also updated the advertisement for the “independent” takedown service, TakedownHammer.com., raising  the fee for removing photos from $250 to $300.  You may recall that the “Takedown Hammer” isn’t independent at all: it’s an extortionate front operated by Brittain, who claims that the service is that of an “independent third party team.”

To that end, the advertisement has now been updated to say:

“We have had over 110 posts successfully removed from ObamaNudes.com and over 600 total unwanted pieces of content removed from other websites such as YouGotPosted, Offendex, Pinkmeth, 1upem and more.”

I reached out to the “other” websites listed to find out exactly how many photos they’ve removed in conjunction with the “Takedown Hammer”.  Each of the sites that responded — Offendex, Pinkmeth, and 1upem — said they’ve never removed any material due to the “Takedown Hammer.”  Only YouGotPosted didn’t respond, likely because they’re busy running a similar scam.

That leaves Craig Brittain’s website as the only website that the “Takedown Hammer” ‘team’ removes content from for money.  That’s a poor business model — no wonder they Craig Brittain had to increase the protection money fee.

And, of course, you can always trust Craig Brittain to keep the photos offline once you pay him, right? He did keep his word when he said he would “shut down” IsAnybodyDown, right?

We’ll see whether the site will shut down today or whether Brittain will again prove himself a liar.  My money’s on the latter.

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  • http://twitter.com/dese1ect Chris Recouvreur

    Doesn’t President Obama have commercial rights to his own name?

    • AdamSteinbaugh

      Hush, you.

  • CS Ghost Hunter

    I really want to see this guy fall. Hard. He’s an embarrassment to my city (Colorado Springs), and an insult to anyone who believes in respecting all human beings regardless of their past. Honestly, I tried to play devil’s advocate with this dude when I first heard about him in the CS Indy, but the minute I saw what his trash website does (posting personal pictures of people without their permission, plus all their personal info), and finding out how much of a sociopath the guy really is after speaking to him briefly before I looked into the site (2 weeks after I read the article on him)…this guy is toxic and does not give a damn what his actions can do to others. He can’t even accept any responsibility for his own mistakes he committed judging from what I’ve read about the dude elsewhere. Keep after him, guys. I love it when idiots like this crash and burn after their own inhumane actions come back to haunt them.

    • richard tucker

      dont hate bitch

  • flip

    Wow. So battling all the ‘little’ lawyers out there isn’t enough: now they’re taking on the potential risk of being sued by government figures. Yep, this is going to go real well. Is it me or is this a legal form of suicide by cop?

  • patriot7080

    Can’t believe any scorned woman with a gun hasn’t splattered this guys brains yet.
    It’s been done for a lot less issues already.

    • richard tucker

      someones angry!! did someone not get some dick?

  • 1pissedoffWoman

    I want to know 1 how to remove my pics from his website and 2 how did he get my pics. I did email takedown hammer and told them to remove my pics now, that I’m not paying $300.00 because I know that they’re the same ones who put them on there. I just want my pics gone

  • Marco Cadiz

    obamanudes.com seems to forward you to a facebook page offering investigative services. “DIY Spies – Find out anything about anyone –
    Low rates – The greatest investigation service in the USA – Better than
    the FBI, CIA, NSA, etc. We know the world’s secrets.” A scam no doubt

  • http://Butlertrash.wordpress.com/ Butler trash

    butlertrash.wordpress.com

    Look at my gossip site. Due to bullshit like this people are now busting my balls calling it revenge porn. Smh

    • AdamSteinbaugh

      “At least my shitty gossip blog isn’t revenge porn” is a devastating argument.

      • http://Butlertrash.wordpress.com/ Butler trash

        I am sorry you feel it is “shitty”. That disappoints me as I enjoy reading your articles.

        • Shauna Rettig

          That doesn’t surprise me cuz you’re like a dog in heat 24/7

      • Shauna Rettig

        You should check out behindbutlertrash.wordpress.com and you will see what a real loser this guy is.

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