Scott Hirsch, the man who sent one million emails to Broward voters on behalf of an anti-Sheriff Scott Israel political committee, helped make Broward county the webcam porn capital of the world. Yesterday, REDBROWARD exposed Hirsch’s $5,000 in-kind contribution to the “Citizens Over Public Safety (COPS)” political committee. The contribution came from Hirsch’s company, Media Direct, Inc. In April, REDBROWARD revealed the committee’s ties to Israel’s Democrat opponent James Fondo and his consultant, Dan Lewis.
In 2003, Hirsch told TIME magazine he likes to take credit for making South Florida the “spam capital of the world.” Published reports accused Hirsch’s Naviant company of spamming customers on behalf of Miller Brewing, Sprint and General Motors.
In 1998, America Online (AOL) named another one of Hirsch’s companies of spamming users.
AOL created a “Most Wanted Spammer” list, “detailing what it claims are 10 of the worst purveyors of unsolicited, bulk e-mail on the Net.” One of the websites named was the Fort Lauderdale-based DoMeLive.com.
According to published reports, Scott Hirsch was the owner of DoMeLive.com. Hirsch’s own personal website even lists the 1998 TIME magazine article detailing the goings on at DoMeLive.com.
The website offered live, real time models acting out various sexual situations for a hefty fee. Getty Images captured some behind the scenes peeks into Hirsch’s growing porn empire.
According to Getty, forty women worked for Scott Hirsch. They captioned photographs with the following:
The shows are filmed in studios and broadcast live on the web. The cybersex site provides roughly 8,000 peep show minutes a day at $5.95, a weekly take of about $300,000.
Does James Fondo know about Hirsch’s work in spam and porn? Did consultant Dan Lewis know about Hirsch’s past? Who gave the okay to let Hirsch email one million Broward voters?
Broward voters deserve answers before the August 30 election.