One of the most compelling documentaries that you can watch today is The Most Hated Man on the Internet, which tells the story of Hunter Moore and how he was able to make a lot of money by running a website that released naked photos of different people. Of course, the documentary included a person he was close to at the height of his infamy, as Kirra Hughes was kind enough to appear on Netflix’s docuseries. So, who is Kirra Hughes, and where is she now?
Kirra Hughes was Hunter Moore’s girlfriend from the time when he was running his website up to the time he got raided by the FBI. Hughes, now a model, has since admitted that she turned a blind eye to what Moore was doing and that she now feels regret over not doing anything back then.
It was important for viewers to see that there was actually someone who was close to Hunter Moore appearing in the docuseries as Kirra Hughes allowed them to see a deeper side to the story behind The Most Hated Man on the Internet. Now, with that said, let’s take a look at what we know about Kirra Hughes and how she was connected to Hunter Moore back then.
Who Is Hunter Moore’s Ex-Girlfriend Kirra Hughes?
It isn’t a secret that Netflix has become a treasure trove for documentaries about some of the most scandalous and controversial people the planet has ever seen. And the most interesting part is that a lot of the people and events featured in these documentaries are fairly recent, as they were able to leverage the internet and social media to their advantage.
One of the most compelling documentaries released by Netflix recently is entitled The Most Hated Man on the Internet, which is a story that tells the events surrounding a man named Hunter Moore, who is the person referred to by the title of the docuseries. Of course, while this was a fairly controversial story during the early part of the 2010s, not a lot of people are aware of what Moore did.
In a nutshell, Hunter Moore ran a website called IsAnyobodyUp, which started as a website for those who love clubbing. However, the site eventually became a “revenge porn” website when Moore posted a nude photo of a girl he dated through the website as he realized that he could make money out of what he was doing.
Moore began posting naked photos of different people by working with a hacker that could get into the files of a person’s computer so that they could post private photos online out of revenge for their exes. The photos became controversial because they included the person’s full name, city, social media profile, and profession, as Moore wasn’t even apologetic because he was making $30,000 a day on ads. Moore said that it wasn’t the most ideal profession, but he loved the smell of the money that he was making from the website.
Eventually, Charlotte Laws, the mother of a girl whose photo was posted on the website, began compiling evidence that led to Hunter Moore getting raided and arrested by the FBI. Moore pleaded guilty in 2015 and was sentenced to two years and six months in prison.
While Charlotte Laws and several other people were there to lend their voices and thoughts regarding the entire story surrounding Hunter Moore, one person close to him at that time appeared in the docuseries. This was Kirra Hughes. So, who is Kirra Hughes?
During the height of Hunter Moore’s infamy, Kirra Hughes was actually his girlfriend. She was born and raised in Encinitas before she moved to San Francisco at the age of 18 so that she could study fashion design.
Hughes met Moore when she attended a party that he was throwing, considering that he was already making a lot of money from the traffic that his website was getting during the early 2010s. When Hughes met Moore, she said that there was an instant attraction between the two of them.
Kirra Hughes and Hunter Moore started dating at that time. Hughes even described Moore as someone who was very ambitious but extremely impatient, and that could be the reason why he couldn’t wait to hit it big and make a lot of money regardless of what he needed to do to earn the money he wanted to earn.
As mentioned, Charlotte Laws spent about a couple of years compiling evidence against Hunter Moore so that she would have enough to send him to prison for posting a photo of her daughter. The FBI raided Moore, and Kirra Hughes said that she found out about it while she was at school.
Hughes said that Moore’s mother called her and was crying on the phone because she didn’t understand what was going on and why her son was getting raided. Meanwhile, she eventually got to talk to Moore a few hours later, as she described that her ex-boyfriend was scared.
Where Is Kira Hughes Now?
After years of dating Hunter Moore, Kirra Hughes noticed that she was getting message requests from people who she didn’t know. They were threatening and begging her to ask Moore to remove their photos online. She said that those messages were her breaking point at that time while Moore was still in a battle with the law for the things he did with his website.
Hughes, at the age of 22, finally decided to leave him for good. She booked a one-way ticket to New York so that she could leave the life she had with Moore and start over while pursuing her own career. In 2014, Moore was finally indicted by the FBI on charges of conspiracy, unauthorized access to a protected computer, and aggravated identity theft. He pleaded guilty in 2015 and was sent to prison.
After spending time in New York, Kirra Hughes said that she felt that this was where she belonged her entire life, even though she lived and grew up in California. In New York, she pursued a career in modeling and fashion designing.
“I refused to believe that what he was doing was wrong. For people who have been in love or that crazy first feeling, I was holding onto that so hard,” Kirra explained in episode three of The Most Hated Man on the Internet.
“I feel ashamed and upset, I just wish I had known better at the time, and one of my biggest regrets is not speaking up when I had a voice,” she added.
Kirra Hughes was obviously regretting not speaking up on behalf of the people that became the victims of Hunter Moore, as she now realizes that she should have left him earlier after seeing how wrong it was for him to take advantage of different people to make the kind of money he was making.