The Sexist

Buttman Trial: Judge Strikes Corrupted Porn Evidence

This morning, Judge Richard Leon decided to strike the government's corrupted porn exhibit in its obscenity case against John "Buttman" Stagliano. The trailer for Belladonna's Fetish Fanatic 5 will no longer be considered evidence in this case—and the count against Stagliano for making an obscene image "available to a person under 18 years of age" is similarly kaput. Echoing the statement of Storm Squirters 2 star Angela Stone that "a lesson lived is a lesson learned," Leon instructed the government to "let this be a valuable lesson" for future prosecutions. "What's good enough for government work" isn't necessarily good enough for a criminal trial, he told the court. In the future, he warned the FBI and government prosecutors to "get your ducks in a row" on the technological end before prosecuting someone for a serious offense like obscenity.

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