The Pitch‘s parent company responds to child-prostitution lawsuit against Backpage.com
Last week, a Missouri attorney filed a lawsuit against
Backpage.com, claiming the website is a “safe house” for pimps and knowingly allowed Latasha Jewell McFarland to pimp out a 14-year-old girl on the website.
The Pitch‘s parent company, Village Voice Media, runs Backpage.com, an online
classified-ad site similar to Craigslist. VVM attorney Steve Suskin says the lawsuit, filed on behalf of an unnamed minor and her mother by Robert Pedroli, is “riddled with errors,” and that the company actually helped law enforcement track down the alleged perv.