TAMPA, FL -- While the Stock Market stumbles, a McCain volunteer accuses a fictional Obama supporter of assault and robbery, and the world recoils from the news that Terrence Howard won’t be playing War Machine in Iron Man 2, adult video director Paul Little asked to be spared prison until after his conviction has been appealed in court.
Sentenced to 46-months in prison for obscenity related to videos that depict his Max Hardcore character engaging in rough and sometimes body-fluid rich, but consensual, sexual activities with paid female performers, Little is hopeful that an appeal will result in a kinder conclusion.
The California producer/director/performer’s legal team filed a motion late Thursday indicating that their appeal of Little’s conviction will contain seven areas of protest, including an argument that federal obscenity laws not only violate sexual privacy rights but are “unworkable when applied on the internet.”
According to Little’s attorneys, presiding U.S. District Judge Susan Bucklew incorrectly permitted prosecutors to show video clips from the titles selected for prosecution instead of presenting them to the jury in their completed form. She further compounded her error by denying the defense to show the works in their entirety.
Counsel also contends that Bucklew had decided their client’s guilt before the case had reached its conclusion.
Given the length of time that Little has known he was under investigation and the fact he not only never made an attempt to flee but repeatedly traveled across the continent in order to stand trial, lawyers argue that he’s unlikely to make a break for it now.
Little’s request will likely find little sympathy with Bob Peters, president of Morality in Media. Peters is demanding that the Democratic and Republican vice-presidential candidates confess their views on obscenity laws.
“Now, common sense ought to tell us that the person who is really important in all of this is the next president,” ultra conservative news and opinion site OneNewsNow.com quotes Peters as opining, “but, to date, neither John McCain nor Barack Obama has been willing to state publicly where they stand on the issue of enforcement of federal obscenity laws.”
Peters and Morality in Media insist that viewing explicit erotic materials ruin marriages, corrupt children, contribute to sex trafficking and violent rape.
OneNewsNow.com quotes Peters as saying that both presidential candidates promised a written response “back in April-May of this year,” but have provided nothing.
(Originally published by YNOT.com)