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'Porn Wikileaks' Reveals Adult Stars' Real Names, Home Addresses

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The adult film industry is up in arms over 'Porn WikiLeaks' -- a new site offering the real names, birth dates and other private information belonging to more than 15,000 adult actors and actresses.

As Gawker reported last week, Porn WikiLeaks obtained this information from a patient database at an STD testing clinic in California. In addition to the porn stars' real names, the leaked database from the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation (AIM) contained their home addresses, information on their family members, and copies of their state ID cards. Most entries posted to Porn WikiLeaks feature only an actor's name, date of birth and stage name -- basic, but potentially disastrous information for any ex-performer looking to hide his or her past. Some entries go much further.

The page on Monica Foster, for example, features detailed information on her family members, including their employers, home addresses, and photos of their homes taken from Google Streetview. When Foster became involved in a scandal with baseball player Lenny Dykstra last year, the commenters on Porn Wikileaks' forums began using this information to harass her. "They called my work, they tried to call my dad's house," Foster told Gawker. "At this point I was paranoid and afraid that someone might show up at my apartment complex and try to hurt me."

Foster says she's contacted the FBI, but U.S. authority is limited, since the site is hosted out of the Netherlands. No one really knows who started Porn WikiLeaks, but many suspect Donald Carlos Seoane -- a former actor and director who was known as a rabble-rouser throughout the industry. Seoane, however, denies any involvement with the site, aside from "having an account" on Porn WikiLeaks, and using it to "speak out about the gays ruining the porn industry."

Porn WikiLeaks' message boards are littered with similarly bigoted sentiments, posted by users who hold gays responsible for spreading HIV throughout the industry. The site hasn't published any test results from patients at AIM, but some performers have voluntarily submitted their own results, simply to dispel rumors that spread across Porn WikiLeaks.

Gay porn star James Jamesson, for example, recently posted his negative HIV result in order to prove that he wasn't intentionally spreading the disease to his colleagues. Setting the record straight, he said, was of paramount importance. "That's dangerous if someone has the right mindset," Jamesson told Gawker. "I can't predict what people are going to do."

Porn WikiLeaks clearly thinks of itself as a natural extension of its namesake. Its mission statement is lifted directly from the original Wikileaks site, and some within the organization seem genuinely convinced that they're fighting the good fight. "Our goals with making the adult industry less corrupt and more open is kind of like the real wikileaks," an anonymous administrator wrote in an e-mail to Gawker. "Kind of" being the operative words.

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