Is Super-Chic, James Franco-Approved Bondage Site Just Another Shady Porn Company?

Adrian Chen · 02/18/13 01:31PM

A cocaine bust doesn't typically cause much of a stir in the porn industry. But when news broke last week that Peter Acworth, CEO of upscale San Francisco fetish porn giant, had been arrested for cocaine possession, it came as a surprise to many. Though it produces some of the more extreme hardcore porn on the internet, has built a reputation as a kinder, gentler porn company. Now former employees and models are speaking out to Gawker about drugs, guns, and mistreatment at Kink, suggesting that the operation that ostentatiously bills itself as a progressive sexual shangri-la is in fact just another shady porn company.