October 12, 2009 12:22pm
Harvey, Crutchley Donate to 2257 Litigation Fund
Source: Free Speech Coalition (FSC)
by: Company Press Release
(CANOGA PARK, CA) -- Adam & Eve founder and longtime Free Speech advocate Phil Harvey, and his company Phil Harvey Enterprises (PHE), have generously donated $20,000 to fund the legal challenge to 18 U.S.C. 2257 and 2257A.
Free Speech Coalition (FSC) filed suit against the federal government on Wednesday on the heels of the Supreme Court's decision not to hear an appeal in the Connections Distributing v. Holder. The current complaint filed on Wednesday argues that 2257 regulations for adult content producers are unconstitutional, overly broad and burdensome.
FSC Executive Director Diane Duke asked for a ''challenge donation,'' from Harvey, in hopes that other industry leaders and professionals will see the importance of donating funds to the latest 2257 litigation. PHE pledged $15,000 from and Harvey added a $5,000 personal donation.
''The contribution from PHE demonstrates a true commitment to being a significant player in the battle against 2257 and unconstitutional government regulation,'' FSC Executive Director Diane Duke said. ''the fact that Phil Harvey was willing to write a personal check in addition takes that commitment to a whole new level. I asked Phil for a challenge gift to inspire others to give and to launch our litigation-Thank you Phil your contributions are truly inspirational.''
In March, Online Buddies, Inc. founder Jonathan Crutchley also donated generously, in the amount of $10,000, to help start the legal process in the current 2257 case. Since 2007, Crutchley and Online Buddies, Inc. (parent company of Manhunt.net) have donated $30,000 to help fund 2257 litigation.