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Freshly Hired, Freshly Fired: the .XXX Body Count Begins

03 Jun

It seems like it was only the beginning of May when ICM Registry proudly announced the hiring of industry veterans Chris Lebrun and Pete Housley as its sales team.

That’s because it was.

It seems like it wasn’t even the end of May when ICM Registry and Lebrun split the sheets and went their separate ways.

That’s because it wasn’t.

If industry scuttlebutt on GFY or the XBiz are any indication, the first move didn’t earn Lebrun any new friends and the second move didn’t redeem him. Other than saying he is satisfied with “the terms” of his separation and wishes ICM Registry “the best of luck,” he hasn’t had much to say publicly about the matter.

Perhaps this is reflective of the “no committment (sic) and 100% confidential” Founders Program policy he ever-so-briefly tried to sell the online adult world on.

How things are going with the company’s other new hires, including the kind-of-surprising-but-not-really-given-her-recent-behavior April hire of Joan Irvine (formerly CEO of the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection) as the first executive director of IFFOR.

Irvine’s new job title is already earning her negative reviews from long-time members of the industry… and it will be interesting to see if ASACP becomes the promised recipient of a percentage of .XXX registration fees, as per ICM Registry’s promise to “protect children.”

Of course, it will also be interesting (at least to me) to see how my continued updating and opining on this site will affect consideration of my application as a free speech advocate for IFFOR. It’s true, I sent one in. Might as well venture into the belly of the beast and find out what’s really going on… assuming the beast has the stomach for such a thing.

– Darklady

 
 

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