Notorious Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd has declared war on porn! On June 3, 2011, his deputies arrested Kimberly Kupps (Theresa Taylor) and her husband, Warren Taylor, charging them with various obscenity violations relating to the video content appearing on kimberlykupps.com.
Judd has promised to go after anyone who “peddles smut” and to be all over them “like a cheap suit.” He threatened to lock up adult content producers, and added “…we enjoy that.”
Ms. Kupps is a well-known feature entertainer, and she has worked in the adult entertainment industry throughout the country for years, however she and her husband now face serious felony obscenity charges arising from the operation of her website. Polk County Sheriff’s deputies spent months ‘investigating’ the site, and have concluded that her erotic material should be censored. This charge is just the latest in a long pattern of hostility toward any sort of erotic expression by the Sheriff. Important Free Speech rights are at stake in this case.
Kimberly Kupps needs your help! She does not possess the financial wherewithal to fight the unlimited resources of the State, funded through tax dollars. She has hired Lawrence Walters, Esq., of Walters Law Group, along with Kelley Collier, Esq., an experienced Polk County criminal trial lawyer, to defend her in this case. Although some legal time will be donated to defending this case on a pro bono basis, Ms. Kupps will be required to expend substantial funds on court costs, expert witnesses, and attorneys’ fees as the case progresses.
Kimberly has supported Free Speech rights and the erotic entertainment industry for years. She now asks for support from those of you who are in a position to help. Here’ s her website http://kuppsdefensefund.com/
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LAKE WALES | Kimberly Kupps began the weekend by logging onto Twitter and greeting her 672 followers: “morning fellow tweeters happy Friday…”
But the day wouldn’t end happily for Kupps, a name that Polk County deputies say is the porn-video persona of Lake Wales resident Theresa.
She and her husband, Warren, were jailed Friday night after a deputy spent three months investigating porn videos the couple made at home and sold online, arrest reports say.
Theresa was set to be released Saturday night after posting $7,500 bail. Warren remained jailed.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office began investigating Theresa Taylor, 55, in March after receiving tips that she was making and distributing porn from her home at 926 S. Lakeshore Blvd., her arrest report said.
An investigator paid the initial $19.95 membership fee to her website, kimberlykupps.com, where he found videos of Theresa Taylor having sex with men and women, as well as offering some of the clothes she wore in the videos for sale.
The investigator downloaded six videos, burned them to CDs and allowed County Judge Reinaldo Ojeda to review them. On April 7, Ojeda ruled the videos were obscene material under state law.