Posters depicting Nick Denton behind bars were spotted on the streets of New York City this morning.
The posters say “guilty” in large font at the top and claim to be produced by “women against revenge porn,” also known as W.A.R.P.
Photos suggest they are in the Flatiron District where Gawker and many other tech and media businesses are located.
The posters appear to list a set of “crimes” including “publishing nude photos of a minor, criminal invasion of privacy, lying to a federal judge, blackmail, extortion, stalking, revenge porn.”
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Also mentioned are “unindicted co-conspirators” including “Buzzfeed, Ziff Davis, The Rubicon Project, Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept, The New York Times.”
The posters come at a time of rising concern about illegal cases of revenge porn. Last month Congress introduced an anti-revenge porn bill, which some are referring to as the ‘Gawker Bill.’
Denton’s company Gawker Media filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in June after a Florida jury awarded Hulk Hogan $140 million in a lawsuit related to leaked sex tape. The jury found Nick Denton liable for $10 million. He declared personal bankruptcy earlier this month. A bankruptcy auction for the company’s assets is set to take place early next week.
The company is throwing a “reunion party” this evening at 6:30pm at 2 W 17th Street.