Eccie, Texas' Prostitution-Review Web Site, is Suing a Trash-Talking Blogger

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On Eccie.net, the escorts are always known as "providers." Visiting them is referred to as "the hobby," as in, "I do most of my hobbying on the weekends." This afternoon, some 5,700 "hobbyists" and prostitutes were chatting across thousands of message boards.

Meanwhile, in a more remote corner of the Internet, an anonymous blogger is continuing his (or her) single-minded quest to kneecap the site.

Eccie is based in Texas; it's a sprawling, ad- and emoticon-studded series of message boards for prostitutes and their clients. The prostitutes introduce themselves ("Newest open-minded playmate to Dallas!"), while the johns review their past escort experiences, query the ladies about their services and lay out their likes and dislikes ("Girlfriend experience is very important to me").

Meanwhile, the clients also talk to each other, everything from earnest questions about the existence of "generic Viagra" to the acceptability of "fat chicks" or the likelihood of becoming a "straight male gigolo" (Dan Savage says it won't work, guys.)

"It's one of the biggest promoters of prostitution in the country," says a person who calls themselves "Ty Steel" via email. "It's certainly the biggest prostitution web ring in Texas."

Steels runs Eccie1, an anonymous blog on the Google-run site Blogger. It claims Eccie is run by three people, the owners of several escort agencies. And therefore, Steel claims, its prostitute reviews are obviously biased and can't be trusted.

Steel's been blogging relentlessly about Eccie for over two years. "I think it's a shame that a pimp-owned site is pulling the wool over the eyes of its members," Steel wrote in May of 2010, "because a site owned by pimps isn't objective in the least and the reviews are gamed and slanted."

All that name-calling -- plus accusations that the site is a criminal enterprise and a haven for "human trafficking" -- just got Steel sued. That is, as soon as Eccie can find out who the blogger is.

Eccie filed suit against Steel (referred to as "John or Jane Doe" in court filings) in April, calling the claims on Eccie1 "false and disparaging." The site says the blog is costing them money because "several of Eccie's paying clients have cancelled their subscriptions due to Doe's unlawful statements."

In May, Eccie subpoenaed Google to find out who's behind the site. "They haven't yet been successful in getting that information because of objections that have been raised," Steel wrote to us. "But I believe the Judge will rule on the case very soon."

One odd thing about this case (one of many, we'd say) is that the owners of Eccie are trying to unmask the blogger without unmasking themselves. The lawsuit was filed by KCN Infosys, the company that does business as Eccie Worldwide. So who, and where, are they? The company lists itself as having Houston headquarters, but lists an Irving address for KCN Infosys. They've got a Dallas lawyer, and one of their registered agents is a woman in Fort Worth. In court filings, they say their principal place of business is in Dallas County. (If you're curious, and I'm sure you are, most of the escorts on the site say they're based in Dallas, north Texas or Oklahoma.)

Eccie's full complaint is below.

Eccie Complaint

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escortseweb
escortseweb

A great post without any doubt. The information shared is of top quality which has to get appreciated at all levels. Well done keep up the good work.

Wayward2
Wayward2

 Wayward: don't you have your own PHUCKED up site like eccie and you look like jabbathehut

Judge Judith
Judge Judith

Anyone have the latest line on how the Judge will be ruling? The hearing is set for July 11th, just 2 days away! Anna Merlan, as the person covering this so far, can we count on the Dallas Observer to get some photos of the ECCIE owners for when you write the followup article? Would love to see this on the 10 o'clock news!  Live at 10, see a hooker site sue a former member for claiming to expose the nasty underbelly of the illegal sex trade!......

paulford483
paulford483

They still using this website because they have many clients that are visiting this. So I think they will improve this as soon as possible. male escorts melbourne

Bay
Bay

His name is bob

Ricardohb
Ricardohb

can LR sue eccie to uncover who they are? Cause i mean, really?

wakeupmyass
wakeupmyass

 wakeup, i know what  you look like and you're a really ugly motherfucker! you have a small dick too!

Bryan C
Bryan C

 who gives a FUCK about spell check dumb ass! ARE YOU SERIOUS? for something as this... you need to get a life!

agentsmith
agentsmith

says maybe you're her stalker and you're trying to ruin her biz freak!

yamamma
yamamma

 Jealous Wayward? What about your fucked up site and aren't u a wanna be pimp? I heard ur really fat and disgusting too and make jabbathehut look small...

Boomboom Kitty Boom
Boomboom Kitty Boom

Dude, seriously you are just another small dicked  faggott who has an axe to grind because you couldn't get it up. Jay Sax likes it in the butt while he's taking  a real sausage fest in his mouth. Mr. Sax has HepC. Kim Lindig is a used up street walker that couldnt make on the board. She has mad cow syndrome right before shes has her period. Shes a pill poppin meth shootin trailor trash gone wild street slut. Jay uses her past and her  extremely deviant sexual tolerance to get himself off. They sell drugs like weed, percaset, oxies, zanex, ice or meth and a whole cocktail of drugs in a shoe box in their closet. Jay is a trust fund titty baby that keeps large amounts of cash on him at all times. They are both pending trial currently and snitch on bystanders like cowardly leeches. They live off 75 and meadowbrook. heading S on the service rd, turn right on meadowbrook then make your first left. go all the way down and hang a right when it dead ends. If your facing the only apartment complex on that street take the second gate to the left. Gate code is #1492. They live in 227. Scum of the Earth they are, they are otherwise very hospital for meth head banger freaks.

Bryan Crumpton
Bryan Crumpton

 Joe, buddy, I going to show some tough love here. No one likes your poem/song shtick. The others are afraid to tell you, but they all agree. They are always lame and never funny. Try to find some other way to impress the girls.

GodfatherLogan
GodfatherLogan

I get plenty of FFM (frequent fucker miles) from the SW (street walkers) who participate in the SL (stripper slide).  $^ I##%^&I  is that a blister?Those alcohol wipes must not have caught that one!!

just sayin'
just sayin'

Sure seems like a few of the commenters know an awful lot about that hooker site. Do you get rewards points or frequent fucker miles when you pay for pussy? 

Sergio Gonzalez-aka-Surge
Sergio Gonzalez-aka-Surge

Eccie.net's credit card processor CCBill  dropped them last year for advertising prostitution rates and services.  So Eccie deceived CCBill by making rates and services available only to paying members while telling CCBill that those items had been removed.  But CCBill was notified of the deception and forced Eccie to take down the hidden rates and services.  Without a payment processor, Eccie is planning further deception now by changing credit card processors to another who will process payments for a sister site named ERAPS.  ERAPS will not advertise rates or services, but membership to ERAPS gets you membership to Eccie and the illegal advertising of rates and services.  It's a ruse planned by the Eccie owners to deceive the credit card processors and dance around the law.

Dickemdown
Dickemdown

Last Christmas, Eccie had their annual Christmas party at the Lizard Lounge in Dallas.  Owner Don Nedler was aware that the over 200 customers consisted of only hookers and johns, but what nobody knew was that the entire party was under surveillance documenting the entire event.

Eccieleaks
Eccieleaks

Some more digging will uncover that Eccie frequently allows underage children to advertise for prostitution and post their pictures (i.e. child pornography).   Men write reviews/detailed stories of their sexual encounters with these children, some as young as 14yo.  When Eccie discovers that the prostitutes are minors, they do their best to clean it up by removing all traces of the child and the reviews, but they do NOT, as required by law, report the human trafficking to law enforcement.  Then they simply allow the prostitute to return to the site on her 18th birthday.

just sayin'
just sayin'

So you are saying that a whore board is run by pimps? Holy shit that is shocking.

Aspdwatch
Aspdwatch

Look at The Dallas Observer Back Page if you want to see who's the biggest promoter of prostitution in Texas! They make a fortune from those ads!

Mr Johndoe
Mr Johndoe

Would you like me to post the owner's name of Eccie?

VVM enables exploitation
VVM enables exploitation

Check out the TX Attorney General's presentation on human trafficking:

http://www.juvenilelaw.org/Edu...

in particular, the slide that lists web sites that "market exploitation." The first site listed is Village Voice Media's very own backpage.com.  Oh, the irony!  I guess Greg Abbott didn't read those VVM advertorials about how it's a "myth" that Backpage supports exploitation of women. 

Anna, how do you feel about the "escorts" section on dallas.backpage.com?

You're kidding me, right?
You're kidding me, right?

This just calls all sorts of (probably unwanted) attention to Eccie by law enforcement. If they are what is claimed, filing suit will probably be considered an admission of what they are should they ever be busted. They've basically painted a huge bullseye on themselves and dared anyone to take action against them.

Uncle_Scrappy
Uncle_Scrappy

OMG, I wonder if they filed this lawsuit just to generate traffic to their website. Should be interesting as court cases go. I will definetly be reading all the fillings, motions etc regarding this on the Dallas County Court website.

Guess it is time for everyone to come out of the clost.....

Richard Gazongas
Richard Gazongas

Just a few quotes from ads that are running in the adult section of Backpage right now: "I AM AT YOUR SERVICE ON HANDS AND KNEES" "HEAVEN ON EARTH INSIDE MY SUGAR WALLS!" "Hey guys I'm back ready to lick you where you like" "I DO WHAT YOUR WIFE WONT DO" "Lift Up My Skirt and Pull Down My Panties ** (Specials $80)"

Now, do a Google search:

    backpage site:eccie.net

211,000 hits. And it looks like they're mainly reviews of Backpage escorts. I'm having a hard time understanding why the DO would want to call attention to Eccie, much less look down on it.

ecciesmeccie
ecciesmeccie

They think they're untouchable w/ freedom of speech laws. Yes, LE/lurks knows about Eccie and other sites. After this article I wouldn't doubt if they lose more members bc of it.  Is one of the female owner "Nona Vaught" a paralegal?

Joe Cox
Joe Cox

Seems like a good way for Dallas Observer to boost their profits. Post unfounded accusations against a competitor and use the comments section to scare away their clients.

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