Time Magazine has said that “even among hardcore pornographers, Rob Black is considered a sleazebag,” which would imply, of course, that all hardcore pornographers are sleazy–and we happen to know several who are totally upstanding citizens! But Black and Borden’s work, which includes extremely rough and scary depictions of rape, torture and “the depths of human depravity” garnered the attention of the Justice Department under John Ashcroft, made them household names in Congress, landing them on PBS and Nightline.
Though they still may have stood a chance of successfully arguing their way out of any fines or jail time, AVN reports that Black and Borden ran out of money for their own defense, and that their defense attorneys could not be expected to conduct the entire, complicated two-week trial pro bono. The Justice Department seems to have backed down somewhat under Obama, and the two sides reached a plea bargain which could (much like in the Max Hardcore case) result in up to five years of jail time, and fines in the $250,000 range for each. They will be sentenced on July 1.
Below, for the legally and intellectually curious, a 10-minute video about Rob Black and Lizzy Borden’s yummy hetero oeuvre, and the endless fight for their right to film brutal gang rapes by guys in scary clown makeup.
Meet Obama’s Porny Attorney
Max Hardcore to Discover New Fetishes in Federal Prison
If Only Jurors Had Been Able to Watch All of Fists of Fury 4, They Might Have Started To Like It
Trial Testimony: Pee Videos More Popular Than American Idol David Cook
Extreme Defendents Plead Guilty (AVN)
Frontline Interview with Lizzy Borden (PBS)
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