A few years ago my wife and I took a couple of nude shots of each other and then had them on our homepage. The Internet was young and poorly understood and we were certainly in an experimental stage in our relationship. The photos were up there for no longer than two weeks and then we took them down, and never considered posting them again.
About two years ago, my wife was diagnosed with a terminal illness. While recovering from a treatment of severe chemotherapy, she read her email and came across one from an old friend who saw her photos on Adult Friend Finder. The photos my wife and I had taken years ago were being used by Adult Friend Finder to deceptively lure users to their illegal (((REDACTED, no record of this claim, verified by Rip-off Report))) website. I wrote to their customer service people through both email and US postal mail explaining to them what the situation was. I never heard back from them.
Frustrated, I contacted them via phone and, they explained that I I faxed a copy of my wife's license then they would remove our photos from their site. I had a copy of my wife's license made, and faxed it to them. The license photo was taken after she had begun her chemotherapy and she had lost all of her hair including her eyebrows. While on a speakerphone with her, they received the license, looked at our photos on our site, and said to my wife and I Yeah buddy, you wish these were pictures o your wife, keep dreaming and stop wasting my time.
Matters got worse when our oldest daughter's ex-boyfriend found our photos on Adult Friend Finder and emailed links to everyone in our neighborhood including our younger daughters. She was devastated. We retained an attorney to for Friend Finder to remove the photos that they had no right to display on their site in the first place. My wife took a turn for the worst and she passed away in August.
I am now conserving money to save or my daughter's college funds. With only having one income now, and not having had proper lie insurance for her (we never thought she would pass on first), I do not feel that I have enough money to pay for a long, drawn out, legal battle.
I hope that Andrew Conru reads this post and has some sympathy for my case. I beg him to please consider removing my wife's photos out o respect for her memory and my children. I am humbly desperate for his mercy in my efforts.
I have no idea why he finds these photos so valuable. I see thousands of photos of couples all over the Internet every day. Why can't he just replace them with someone else's? Why are they doing this to me? Does my family have no rights? Isn't there some law that can protect us?
I have sent Mr. Conru countless emails begging him to please remove my wife's photos and he has never responded. I hate to feel like I am being extorted, but I have even offered him money to take down her photos. I pray that making this post in a public forum such as the RipOffReport will attract some allies in my efforts.
I am looking for nothing more than to have my wife's photos removed. I respect your right to be a(((REDACTED, no record of this claim, verified by Rip-off Report))), a businessman, a capitalist, and whatever else the laws of this great country allow. Please respect my right to protect the memory of my late wife in the minds of her children.
Kansas City, Missouri