Scientology War Criminals


War crimes are defined in the statute that established the International Criminal Court, which includes: Grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions, such as: Willful killing, or causing great suffering or serious injury to body or health. Torture or inhumane treatment.

This blog began as an “insiders” memo.  Without name tags for Internet search. But the rules have been changed in the last few days. Apparently one group has determined that names, address’, family members, place of business, telephone numbers, Clients, and all data relevant to everyone’s existence should be laid on the table. Including war crimes and war criminals from the civil war that unfolded under The Church of Scientology.

Little is known to the public about the civil wars that unfolded in this theater, and the war crimes that took place.  That meaning, there were people that became involved in the chaos, and contributed to crimes, abuse and torture towards and against their fellow man, fellow citizens.

Many of these people are still engaged daily in abuse, domestic terrorism, blackmail. Leaking personal information, as they leaked pre clear data when they were involved as Church police.  The same kind of domestic terrorism continues today.

These people are in fact, Scientology war criminals.  They still plague our society with covert domestic terrorism. Threats, blackmail, silencing tools, fair gaming.  If one has studied history and social intercourse, every war has been littered with these.

After the dust settles and the body counts have been tallied,  trials usually unfold with witness accounts of the sabotage, torture and abuse, profiteering and treason,  that took place in dark alleys, basements, bars, and government safe houses.  With the soldiers, commanders, spies and secret police.  Tipsters, pimps, black market dealers and slave masters.

I am not a war criminal.  I did not become one under the banner of exploring the occult, living in a commune, religion,  war, status, rank,  needing attention,  “winning”, desperation,  ignorance, unawareness, career, fame, glory,  history, coins and treasure, POWER or pride. And I will not become one now.

For those of you that have followed the events of social intercourse, in this Scientology theater, perhaps been lured into acts of sadism or domestic abuse.  Harming, attacking, suppressing your fellow man.  I suggest you step away from such invitations or motivations. Identities that would qualify you as a war criminal in any arena.

Personal attacks, harm to your lives or “reputation”,  seeking “revenge”,  public executions, ethnic cleansing goals and purposes,  gang stalking,  these are all bought on in peace time. In a nation of peace which is not at war with anyone.  With a people that are not in danger as whole.

When you choose to be a war criminal in these conditions,  the over restimulated  have infected you.  The truth is, it is lonely at the bottom. And each person that can be tortured into that kind of identity, justifies it for the others.

It is not down to, “who is/was a Scientologist”.  Who is / was an anti Scientologist.

It is down to the war criminals.

Causing great suffering or serious injury to body or health. Torture or inhumane treatment.

Man to fellow man.

It is for this reason I am starting a new blog, called, Scientology War Criminals.

Because until these issues are aired,  and the people identified,  they will continue to float through this arena and others, under a banner that disguises who, and why and what they are.  War criminals. People who violate and exploit their fellow man in this theater. Be they, “Scientologists”,  “Anti Scientologists”,  “Scientology critics”,  “Independent Scientologists” (that profiteer off of, fair game and exploit refugees), and “never ins” that just join in because they can fair game and get away with it amid the chaos.



Tony Ortega of Backpage / Village Voice “Untouchable” as he Continues Social Rampage as Modern Day Riphagen.

riphagenCurrent box office hit, ‘Riphagen’, tells the true story of infamous gangster Andries Riphagen, one of Holland’s most notorious criminals during the Second World War.

RIPHAGEN  is a WWII-crime thriller based on the life of Andries Riphagen. He was a boxer, a smuggler, pimp, but most fervently a Jew hunter who profited immensely from the war, tracking, extorting and betraying Jewish people in hiding.  He destroyed Resistance groups, making many who pursued justice after the war look like fools. He imagines himself untouchable until the young police officer Jan van Liempd opens up a hunt for him.


A1 Jan van Liempd, A2 Jan van Oorschot, A3 Harry van Liempd, A4 Annie van Rooij, A6 Mien Wouters, A5 Mies vd Heijden.

Jewhunter and V-mann Andries Riphagen was wanted in connection with the arrests of Jewish people in hiding and the deaths of at least 200 people. The prosecutor, Paul Brilman, considered Riphagen to be one of the worst examples of Dutch collaboration with the German occupier.

Four the past four years, with an small of army of “tipsters”,  Ortega has stalked, hunted, fair gamed, media shamed and degraded anyone even remotely connected with the subject of Scientology with a blog he created called, “The Underground Bunker”.   Devoted to Scientologist hunting.  Targets include children and outing their adoption history, and children of wealthy parents, their location.  Setting them up as targets for domestic terrorists or kidnappings.

Anyone that speaks out or protests, can expect to be targeted by Ortega or one of his many “tipsters”  or persons considered part of his entourage or crew. Members of Nation of Islam are included in the targeting if they associate with Scientologists.

One need not speak out, one can only “step out of line”.  One woman in Texas, dropping a law suit against the Church of Scientology, was media and gang stalked for four months through his blog, and media outlets that he and his organization could influence, as penalty.

Tony Ortega has been living with a woman who works at the United Nations in New York City. She supports and contributes to his causes with ethnic cleansing, and domestic terrorism of all things Scientologist. Including targeting children and using them as weapons against their parents.

Tony Ortega proudly claims to stalking Scientologists since 1995, twenty one years. “I have been writing about Scientology since 1995”.  He is described in the media as a “Scientology expert.” His obsession has him and his many tipsters hunting Scientologists around the clock and he publishes a fresh piece daily on any intelligence recovered from the hunts, recent events or news.

In one recent blog post, Ortega suggests Scientologists should be barred from public or government buildings as a beginning.  Or any civic participation. “She shouldn’t be anywhere near the White House”.

They are currently referred to, by the hunted and targeted, as, “The New Riphagens”.

The New Riphagens:

Tony Ortega



Memo to Chris Shelton.  Why not do a video on what rock slamming is? Your viewers can understand your issues with Marty Rathbun. You are rock slamming on that guy 24/7.

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Tony Ortega Village Voice / Backpage Pimps. Floggers. Freedom of Speech?

Sociopaths and their behavior with media and communications networks. That including online listings for slaves, blogs, forums, Youtube, include but at not limited to:

“NO EMPATHY”. It is very telling, how few people under the banner of, “Underground Bunker” or, “Anti Scientology” have any empathy for the backpage victims isn’t it?  It is just a bother if you mention it.

“They exploit communications networks to their own advantage.” In other words, the communication lines are not for them to become informed. They are there to be exploited for their own advantage.


From Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work:

Specifically, their game plans involved manipulating communication networks to enhance their own reputation, to disparage others, and to create conflicts and rivalries among organization members, thereby keeping them from sharing information that might uncover the deceit. They also spread disinformation in the interest of protecting their scam and furthering their own careers. Being exceedingly clever and secretive, they were able to cloak their association with the disinformation, leading others to believe that they were innocent of manipulation.

If they’ve invaded your personal life, they use that bonding to start getting what they want from you. In the workplace they quickly distinguish between “pawns” and “patrons.”

Pawns are the co-workers and subordinates they manipulate like chess pieces. Patrons are “upper management” who they get close to for help climbing the corporate ladder.

Maybe someone does catch on to their schemes. But did the whistleblower spend time making sure upper management likes and trusts them? Because the psychopath did. Guess who senior management trusts?

From Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work:

We believe that a breakdown begins to occur when the psychopath’s web of deceit and manipulation becomes unwieldy and too many people have had glimpses of their dark side. Eventually, someone tries to do something about it. A former pawn might challenge or confront the individual, and perhaps even try to bring the situation to the attention of higher-ups. Unfortunately, by this time the psychopath is well positioned through the influence networks already established with others in the power hierarchy. The tables are turned because the credibility of the complaining employee has already been “managed” and undermined.

By the way, which “pawns” have been undermined by the Scientology theater this year?  

Hmm, we would need to start in January on the Underground Bunker. E.S.B.M. and Outerbanks.  There would need to be a list complied. But I sense, a LOT of dead bodies?

They have been scratching their heads the last month or so because, how do you undermine a nobody with no rank that is just pointing things out?   Well, you have to lean on their sanity and discredit that. ALL HANDS GASLIGHTING!!


From Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work:

First, they assess the value of individuals to their needs, and identify their psychological strengths and weaknesses. Second, they manipulate the individuals (now potential victims) by feeding them carefully crafted messages, while constantly using feedback from them to build and maintain control. Not only is this an effective approach to take with most people, it also allows psychopaths to talk their way around and out of any difficulty quickly and effectively if confronted or challenged. Third, they leave the drained and bewildered victims when they are bored or otherwise through with them.

If they invade your personal life, they turn on that artificial empathy and charm. They listen to hear what you think of yourself and reinforce that. The message? I like who you are. Then they pretend they share similar qualities. Message? I am just like you.

It’s not much different at the office. They get to know everyone and use that fake empathy to make a good first impression and quickly figure out who has the power.

Turns out it’s quite easy for them. Their thrill seeking nature is mistaken for prized employee qualities like “high energy” and being “action oriented.” And their lack of feelings? Oh, in the business world we call that “ability to make tough decisions.” Or someone who is “cool under fire.” You know… the stuff leaders are made of.

And then they go to work making sure they look good, their rivals look bad and that all the evidence is well hidden.

Chaos and destruction are the psychic blood these vampires feed on.

They feed on drama and perpetuate it. In fact, nothing brings a sociopath or a psychopath greater fulfillment than being at the center of drama caused by destruction.

Maybe the sociopath thought you were an easy target for bullying. But they go after people they think they can lead, not by virtue of their own value, but by bullying you into doing their bidding. This is why politics, media and finance are so attractive to sociopaths. They’re the perfect venues for manipulating other people into doing whatever it is that they want.

At the end of the day, it’s not so much that sociopaths gravitate toward the weak, even if they do sometimes gravitate toward the stupid. It’s that sociopaths gravitate toward emphatic people who are everything they are not, people who have everything they wish they possessed but never will.

You might think that the sociopath or psychopath is going to keep on doing this, forever and ever, completely getting away with it. Nothing could be further from the truth. Psychopaths are highly disordered individuals. They can craft a veneer of functionality, but that’s all it is. Eventually the veneer will crack, then fall apart entirely. Ultimately, the psychopath is a fire that eventually consumes itself.

“No empathy”,  is not an ability. It is a handicap.


Will Tony Ortega of Village Voice / Backpage Pimping Surrender to Law Enforcement or be Charged?

Village Voice / Backpage was under Tony Ortega command until his last day.

Tony Ortega was one of the Village Voice executives for six years. (References below)

Backpage was implicated, in Tony Ortega’s  last two years, in more than 30 sex-trafficking prosecutions in New York alone. This does not include arrests, only prosecutions.

In the last 12 months Tony Ortega worked at Village Voice, in the 12-month period ending Aug. 31, 2012. The  figure income from Backpage alone was $28.9 million dollars.

Protesters started about Ortega in California at his home college. Yes, these signs have TONY ORTEGA written on them.

Later , Tony Ortega waded through a sea of protesters, that were on the scene just for him, to snatch an award.

Tony bragged to a reporter:   “Did you know that they’re protesting me during my big talk?” he said gleefully.

 They shouted slogans like, “Stop human trafficking” and “No sex trafficking.”

“We are sick of it, we’re mad as hell and in a nice way, peacefully saying, it’s got to stop. We are just expressing our First Amendment rights on a California college campus,” Cenedella said. “This is the most important human rights issue in America today–the buying and selling of human beings against their will.”

“Ortega defended the adult section of as “free speech””.

And went to go collect his award!  All smiles!  No problem!


“I know alumni at Fullerton have done great work,” the head of Stop Slavery 2011 told the Daily Titan. “Unfortunately, here is an example of someone who directly is involved in a business that directly sells girls and boys and others and are human trafficking victims, and I am sick of it. How can California State Fullerton even really highlight this guy as an alumni that you guys are proud of when you really look at what he is doing?”

Protests against sex trafficking – Daily Titan

Oct 10, 2011 – The protesters say Ortega is affiliated with, which they say is being used for human trafficking, prostitution and child prostitution.

Below is a video of protesters outside of Tony’s workplace. The man speaking is the son of the original newspaper’s founder.

 Recently Tony’s former employer and other executives at Backpage were arrested and charged as criminals in two states.

“Raking in millions of dollars from the trafficking and exploitation of vulnerable victims is outrageous, despicable and illegal,” Harris said in a statement. Backpage and its executives purposefully and unlawfully designed Backpage to be the world’s top online brothel.”

AS Tony was  one of it’s executives for six years, we can’t help but wonder if he will also be charged? 

Nearly three dozen members of the Texas Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Unit participated in Ferrer’s arrest and the execution of a search warrant on the Dallas headquarters of Backpage.

“Initially he’ll face charges in California for pimping and other associated crimes, but Texas will have its own investigation,” Paxton said. “Making money off the backs of innocent human beings by allowing them to be exploited for modern-day slavery is not acceptable in Texas.”

Yet, Tony Ortega has been pointing at others for the last four years for human trafficking.  As if appalled!  These are not all of his rants about it, just a few to evidence how they are sprawled in time, from right after he left the Voice,  right up through last month!  He is the first to start a cheer when anyone else is investigated or charged for human trafficking!

HOMELAND SECURITY INVESTIGATING SCIENTOLOGY FOR ……/homeland-security-investigating-scientolo…

Tony Ortega

Dec 13, 2012 – … of Homeland Security has been investigating allegations of human trafficking in the Church of Scientology, TONYORTEGA.ORG has learned.

Scientology Sunday Funnies: What’s a little human trafficking between ……/scientology-sunday-funnies-whats-a-little-…

Tony Ortega

Scientology itself was investigated by the FBI for human trafficking violations in 2009 and 2010, … Lt. Andre Dawson spoke about human trafficking at the Church of Scientology — the … Posted by Tony Ortega on December 14, 2014 at 07:00.

Scientology produces miracles — but you only get to hear about them ……/scientology-produces-miracles-but-you-o…

Tony Ortega

Posted by Tony Ortega on June 30, 2016 at 07:00 …. I think there’s a whole expired visa, human trafficking can of worms in the Scientology world behind this …


Florida AG Pam Bondi hosting human rights event at human rights ……/florida-ag-pam-bondi-hosting-human-rig…

Tony Ortega

If Pam Bondi really wants to look into human trafficking, she might talk to some of the Sea … Scientology loves to promote “human rights” in order to distract from its own record of child …. Posted by Tony Ortega on September 4, 2016 at 07:00.



In September 2010, Village Voice Media was sued by a 15-year-old sex trafficking victim for allegedly abetting forced prostitution by failing to investigate prostitution ads on, according to a New York Daily Newsarticle in September 2010.

Tony Ortega actually ran this story below at the height of protest season in front of his office, as he was being called out for PERPETUATING sexual abuse and ignoring the misery of women and children, exploited through Backpage. With the creepy caption, “one little girl at a time” underneath.


The announcement of Backpage splitting from Village Voice was reported:

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Tony Ortega shuns religious leaders, says BACKPAGE C.E.O. pimp and partners are just, “smart”. “Backpage exists solely so that people can freely express themselves—sometimes in ways that make other people uncomfortable”.


Please continue to educate yourselves on the facts:

Hidden in Plain Sight

Today another reality is hidden in plain view: human trafficking. While sound numbers of who, how many, and where are difficult to find, the carnage of this evil is leaking out of the shadows and into the headlines. Victims are filling safehouse beds. Many more are on waiting lists. Those caring for victims have been listening to stories for years and have started to spot trends.

Unlike an ounce of cocaine or an illegal weapon, a child can be sold repeatedly. Every. Single. Night. Most children enslaved in human trafficking, if not rescued, will die within seven years.

The Internet makes it easy for johns to order up a child as easily as a pizza.

Many assume sex trafficking is restricted to the darkest corners of the Internet. The online classified ad company “Backpage,” however, has become the Walmart of sex trafficking and prostitution. For a modest fee, traffickers can post sex ads of women and children they control with force.


“Seven years ago, the people I work for were smart enough to, a competitor to Craigslist,” the Voice’s Tony Ortega, who authored a number of stories criticizing concerns over sex trafficking on American shores as nothing more than “mass paranoia,” wrote in July. “What happens when two adults find each other through I couldn’t tell you … [It] exists solely so that people can freely express themselves—sometimes in ways that make other people uncomfortable. We’re First Amendment extremists that way. Always have been.” Tony Ortega

Sex trafficking

The majority of child sex trafficking cases referred to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) involve ads on Backpage.


Bright Light on the Red Light: Truth about Prostitution

News Articles About Sex Trafficking on



“Texas man charged with sex trafficking 15-year-old girl” February 7, 2016 A Texas man remains in the Bexar County Jail on charges of human trafficking of a child and sexual assault on a child for forcing a 15-year-old girl into prostitution by posting ads on ▪

“Buffalo man charged with sexual trafficking of minors” February 3, 2016 Officials arrested a 20-year-old man after he was found to be involved in the sex trafficking of minors and was in possession of child pornography. ▪

“25 years in prison for St. Paul man who sold teen girls for sex on” February 1, 2016 McHenry recruited at least three girls under age 18 and prostituted them for his own financial benefit. He advertised the girls on and in chat rooms.

“Spartanburg man pleads guilty in human trafficking case” January 13, 2016 Man pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy child trafficking by force for the purposes of prostitution, using to advertise the women for sex acts. ▪

“Texas Man Sentenced for Trafficking Developmentally Disabled Teen” January 11, 2016 A man sentenced serve a total of 326 months in federal prison on felony convictions stemming from a plan to recruit a developmentally disabled teenage girl to engage in commercial sex acts using


▪ “Two-State Sex Trafficking Case Originates in Arlington” December 7, 2015 A 17-year-old female was taken from South Station, Boston, and taken to Rhode Island for the purpose of being trafficked for sex. Provocative pictures taken of the victim were posted in advertisements placed on

▪ “USA Backpage CEO Skips Congressional Hearing, Faces Charges” November 27, 2015 Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer failed to appear in a US Congressional Hearing on November 19th. Ferrer may face contempt charges as a result.

▪ “Web CEO linked to ads for child prostitution is a no-show at the Senate, may be in contempt” November 19, 2015 has failed to comply with subpoenas from the Senate Permanent Committee on Investigations. The subpoenas sought detailed information on Backpage’s practices — information that could show the extent of the website’s knowledge that minor children are being advertised for sex.

▪ “Providence joins nationwide effort to stop online sex trafficking” October 8, 2015 Local efforts to put a stop to online sex trafficking have resulted in numerous arrests over the past few months, and the city of Providence is now also joining a nationwide campaign against the website

▪ “East Providence Teen Pleads to Sex Trafficking of Minors” September 16, 2015 Teen admitted to two counts of sex trafficking a minor, one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a minor, and one count of felony assault. Under the terms of the plea agreement, the teen received a certified sentence of 15 years with six years to serve.

▪ “Anti-Trafficking Activists Fight Against” September 10, 2015 In Washington State, the state Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision that could be held accountable for commercial sexual exploitation in the case of three girls sold on the site.

▪ “Dallas Man Sentenced For Sex Trafficking Teenage Runaways” August 4, 2015 A man was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of children, admitting he met a 17-year-old female on the Internet, convinced her to leave her foster home and go to Texas with him where he facilitated her engagement in commercial sex acts using

▪ “Calls mount for Backpage to cut ‘Adult’


▪ “How Sex Traffickers Communicate in the Digital Age” December 15, 2014 Eleven men in a suburban Cook County motel answered an ad for sex on and ended up in handcuffs.

▪ “Stop Selling Women: Getting Away With Sex-Trafficking” October 30, 2014

Shocking information shows that for years now has been profiting from the exploitation of both women and children through their online classifieds system. But what is even more appalling is that, so far, the site has gone largely unpunished by law enforcement for their facilitation of this despicable criminal activity.

▪ “Justices Deciding Fate of Lawsuit” October 22, 2014 A website sometimes used by pimps to advertise prostitutes shouldn’t be able to claim immunity from state sex-trafficking laws because it doesn’t write the ads, an attorney for three teenage victims of sex trafficking told the state Supreme Court Tuesday.

▪ “ We didn’t write the ads selling children for sex, so we aren’t liable” October 21, 2014 A lawyer for told the Washington Supreme Court on Tuesday that a lawsuit filed by three young girls who were sold as prostitutes on the website should be thrown out because the company didn’t write the ads, so it’s not liable.

▪ “Here’s a Heartbreaking Look at Child Sex Slavery in America” October 17, 2014 Two child sex trafficking victims have filed a lawsuit against that paints a disturbing picture of how thousands of kids are sold for sex every year in the US.

▪ “ Accused of Helping Pimps in Child Sex Trade” October 16, 2014 In the past two years, has prevailed in barring enforcement of laws in Washington, Tennessee and New Jersey that aimed to hold online service providers criminally liable for advertisements that turned out to involve sexual exploitation of a minor.

▪ “Two Arrested for Sex Trafficking” August 8, 2014 Dallas Police Department’s Vice Unit, Child Exploitation Unit, and Northeast Patrol Officers rescued a 15-year-old female child sex trafficking victim. Pictures of the child had been posted on for the purpose of prostitution and sex trafficking.

▪ “’s adult ads continue to normalize, increase demand for sex trafficking” April 25, 2014 Whenever the commercial sex industry gets normalized, what we see is an increase in violence against women and attitudes that support the subordination of women.

▪ “Talking Points: Child Sex Trafficking &” April 6, 2014 Law enforcement officers say websites that advertise escort services are one of the biggest sources for trafficking. One website that has come under fire locally and nationally is Both Minneapolis and St. Paul have passed resolutions condemning the site and calling on Backpage to stop running escort ads.


▪ “Advocacy groups blast classifieds site for promoting underage sex and prostitution” August 7, 2013 Fifty leading advocacy groups contended that the classified ad website “facilitates horrific instances of child sexual exploitation” and has refused to shut down its adult services.

▪ “Online and Anonymous: New Challenges to Prosecuting Sex Trafficking” August 4, 2013 Social media and websites have made it easier to be anonymous online. One of the most well-known online classified sites is, which is a very convenient and inexpensive platform for pimps to promote their business.

▪ “State seeks to prosecute companies that abet sex trafficking” July 25, 2013 Attorney John Choi says all of the child-trafficking cases prosecuted by his office over the past two years involved

▪ “Online Prostitution-ad Revenue Crosses Craigslist Benchmark” July 10, 2013 Revenue from U.S. online prostitution advertising totaled $45 million in the 12 months ended in May, surpassing a benchmark set when Craigslist abandoned its adult services section in September 2010.

▪ “After sex-trafficking arrests, under fire” May 19, 2013 Three sex-trafficking rings busted in three days in Central Florida. implicated in all three cases.

▪ “Sheriff Judd threatens to arrest web site operators he claims abets prostitution” May 14, 2013 A website called took center stage in two major prostitution busts. Sheriffs in Polk and Pinellas Counties say the web-based classified advertisement site claims to offer escort services, but actually facilitates prostitution and human trafficking.


▪ “Children Don’t Belong on Backpage” July 11, 2012 As a society, we must shun the attitude that there will always be a website selling underage girls and that shutting down Backpage only creates a hole to be filled.

▪ “Sex Trafficking Ring Used Ads” May 24, 2012 A New Jersey man used coercion and violence to force women between 17 and 21 to act as his sex workers between November 2009 and June 2011, when investigators broke up the ring during a sting operation at a hotel in Omaha.

▪ “A Lurid Journey Through” May 10, 2012 Although many ads are placed by consenting adults, others are not and stories are rampant of young girls seduced online by men who turn out to be pimps or sex-traffickers.

▪ “Senators Call for Backpage to End Ads Promoting Child Prostitution” May 2, 2012 A group of 5 U.S. senators has introduced a Sense of the Senate resolution calling on Village Voice Media, the owners of, to end their facilitation of human trafficking and prostitution by eliminating the “adult services” section of their website.

▪ “Girls Sold for Sex Online, Backpage Defends Decision to Keep Ads Up” April 24, 2012 By insisting on keeping up ads selling underage girls for sex, Backpage claims to be assisting lawmakers as part of the solution to sex trafficking, not to mention these ads make the company over $20 million per year.

▪ “Where Pimps Peddle Their Goods” March 17, 2012 Backpage accounts for 70 percent of prostitution advertising among five web sites that carry such ads in the U.S., earning more than $22 million annually from prostitution ads.


▪ “NAAG: Letter from National Association of Attorneys General to Backpage” September 16, 2011 NAAG accuses of being a hub for human trafficking, especially of minors, and calls for Backpage to substantiate its claims that it has “strict content policies to prevent illegal activity.”

Tony Ortega of Backpage Village Voice mocks and hazes teen age rape victims.

On August 08, 2002, USA Today did an expose with two teen aged rape victims recounting their ordeal.


Kidnapped girls recount ordeal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man who abducted two girls from a teen hangout told them he would kill them and started a countdown, the teens said in an interview broadcast Monday.

Days after they were freed from their attacker when police killed the man, 16-year-old Tamara Brooks and 17-year-old Jacqueline Marris recounted their ordeal while holding hands in the recorded interview shown on NBC’sToday show.

Continue reading “Tony Ortega of Backpage Village Voice mocks and hazes teen age rape victims.”

Tony Ortega as Editor in Chief flaunts Backpage Village Voice pimping and mocks critics!


The Village Voice Playfully Responds to Criticism on Adult Adsnew

When the New York Press was sold to Manhattan Media in early August, the new CEO announced the paper would stop running “explicit” ads. The National Organization for Women and some op-ed writers took that opportunity to put more pressure on the Voice and New Yorkmagazine to also stop running the ads. The Voice “fired back by defiantly running eight naked ladies on the cover” a few weeks ago, the New York Observer reports. Editor Tony Ortega tells the Observer that the cheeky cover was his idea. “The subject of our adult ads has been brought up lately in the local press,” Ortega says. “I thought the best response from the newsroom was to poke some fun at ourselves.” Manhattan Media CEO Tom Allon tells the Observer that, while he thinks “the punchline was only clear to a small sliver of their readership,” he’s glad to have stirred up the attention. “Clearly it was a nod to us and to our decision,” he says. “I was flattered that they thought that a decision we made warranted a Voice cover.”
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Tony Ortega then threatened to fire any staff at the Village Voice who objected!

Live! Nude! Girls!

villagevoice Live! Nude! Girls!Three weeks after Manhattan Media bought the New York Press and declared that, unlike New York Magazine and the Village Voice, the paper would no longer print sex ads in its classified section, Voice editor Tony Ortega fired back by defiantly running eight naked ladies on the cover of his August 22nd issue.

The ladies’ nipples were hidden behind goofy black rectangles; across the bottom of the page was a cheeky, red-letter deck saying, “Looking for a good read?”

The cover was Mr. Ortega’s idea. In a phone interview today, he said he intended it as a playful response to criticism the Voice had been fielding recently for continuing to run ads for escort services and massage parlors in its classified section.

“The subject of our adult ads has been brought up lately in the local press,” Mr. Ortega said later, in an e-mail. “I thought the best response from the newsroom was to poke some fun at ourselves.”

That message went unspoken, however, as the cover was not accompanied by an article inside the paper or addressed in any way. Mr. Ortega said he considered running an editor’s note, but decided against it because he didn’t want to belabor the point.

“This was a mild stunt, not a heavy editorial,” he said.

Manhattan Media CEO Tom Allon, the primary force behind the decision to cut sex-themed ads from the New York Press, said he thought the stunt was too oblique.

“It was an inside joke,” he said. “The punchline was only clear to a small sliver of their readership.”

Mr. Allon said he was nevertheless flattered by the attention.

“Clearly it was a nod to us and to our decision. I was flattered that they thought that a decision we made warranted a Voice cover.”

He added: “It was sort of a sad statement, that this is the only population they have reading their publication—that population being people who look at pornography ads. There’s nothing wrong with that readership but it’s not the readership we’re going for.”

According to several staff members, reaction within the Voice ranged from confusion to outrage.

“People didn’t think it made sense,” said one staff member. “There was no explanation for it.”

One long-time editorial employee said the racy cover felt somewhat “off” because the Village Voice’s staff had become so densely populated by heterosexual males since it was taken over by New Times Media in 2005.

“There are no gay people at the Voice anymore,” the employee said. “It used to be all gay people! Suddenly I work with a lot of straight white dudes. They’re all really nice and I like them a lot, but it’s a different vibe. It just has a different tenor when you have a cover like this.”

The employee said that several staff members had expressed dismay at the cover, and that Mr. Ortega brought up the issue at an editorial meeting Monday. “He got really defensive,” the employee said. “He said if you’re going to be offended by something like this, then you shouldn’t work here.”

Historical!  World’s largest online brothel. Tony Ortega former Editor in Chief Village Voice/Backpage. Women and children trafficked as sex slaves online from this building.
Proud tipster with a scoop to keep the cover stories moving! Contributes to human trafficking. Again.