Miami porn companies create charities for children

We at Riptide fancy ourselves open-minded and nonjudgmental. But when a charity called Child Foundation, Inc. is registered to the same office as a website called TeenBangBus.com, well, it grabs our attention.

The links between three local nonprofits — Child Foundation, American Love & Appreciation Fund, and the Click Charity — and Miami-area online porn giants Bang Brothers and Reality Kings are pretty inescapable.

The charities aren't two-bit outfits. Child Foundation, which claims to provide cosmetic care to children with deformities in Third-World countries, lists seven MDs and Ricardo Forbes, a vice president of Baptist Health South Florida, among its directors. It has declared in tax filings to have collected more than $330,000 in contributions since being founded in 2007, and spent around half that on surgical costs.

Veterans' fund American Love has helped bankroll Christmas events at hospitals in Germany and Washington, D.C., as well as "American Airlines for Soldier's Night" at the Heat's home arena. In 2009, the fund donated $45,154 to the Miami VA hospital. And the Click Charity, which purports to provide computer labs for poor kids, last year competed for a $250,000 Pepsi Refresh grant.

Jeffrey Greenberg is among the founding directors of the Child Foundation and American Love. Greenberg, a registered accountant, is also listed on state corporation records as manager of Reality Kings.

Also directors: Robert and Toni Garner, proud parents of the Robert Garner who cofounded and directs Bang Brothers Entertainment, Bait Bus, and the fabled Bang Bus, producer of films in which a van full of dudes purports to sweet-talk regular women into having sex for cash and then ditches them on the streets of Miami. The elder Garners are also directors of Click. Child Foundation director Jessica Kone once founded a company — Godspace LLC — with Reality Kings CEO Mauricio Botero.

The nonprofits, as well as the porn sites, until recently were registered to Greenberg's former CPA office in Kendall. Now the charities are all headquartered in a suite at 930 Washington Ave. in Miami Beach. We paid a surprise visit to the office, which is decorated with a strange motif: photos of children with severe cleft lips on the walls and a BangBros.com lanyard draped over a computer.

Sitting at that desk, "assistant" Stella, who didn't give her last name, said she'd been working there only a month and didn't know anything. We got similar treatment one floor up, where a T-shirted guy named Keith answered the door to Greenberg's accounting office.

We later received a phone call from attorney Mark Bryn, a director of all three companies. "There is no porn connection," he insisted, deflecting our evidence as "incidental... These are three great charities."

Fair enough, but at this point, you might as well let your freak flag fly.

 
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Johnjc
Johnjc

Lex gave good reasons why a porn company should not get involved in charity organizations:there is no money in it--compared to porn! So why did they do it? I think they must know something we do not but perhaps time will tell. After all, if it was truly from the heart, why bother incorporating charities at all? Why not just donate some of the much easier made porn money privately?? Why indeed??!!

Jeannette Lewis
Jeannette Lewis

The only reason Porn makes bajillions of dollars is because people want porn - LOTS of people. If a porn company wants to found, administer and support some charities how is this a bad thing?

old engineer
old engineer

this is because Obama promised them big money if they were non profit charities. He is going to give federal money to them so the porn stars can have day care while they get humped...looks like Luke could be behind this but he swings the other way.

Lex
Lex

I think you have a small penis. This article is just penis envy

Lex
Lex

What charity do YOU have and how much do YOU give to charity? YOU are the scam. Pointing your little fucking fingers at the bad guy. Start one, promote it, sponsor special events, finance the logistics, pay permits, lawyers to deal with assholes like you and yes, 50% is a reasonable amount. In one instance they had collected $330,000 in a span of 4 years for Child Foundation. So they kept half for operative costs. Thats $41,000 annually to run the charity. Yes, they are making out like bandits. This is the same company that is pulling MILLIONS in porn. Yup that 41k is the core of their income (in case you are to hip to it, that was sarcasm) Volunteer, get your hands dirty. Know whats involved in running a charity, then You can open your stupid mouth and say something.

Need2Know
Need2Know

To all the haters: Just because they say they are a charity, does not mean they are. What percentage of their money goes to the cause. I calculated 50%. That means 50% goes to admin costs. That is a scam, not a charity.

Lex
Lex

What charity do YOU have and how much do YOU give to charity? YOU are the scam. Pointing your little fucking fingers at the bad guy. Start one, promote it, sponsor special events, finance the logistics, pay permits, lawyers to deal with assholes like you and yes, 50% is a reasonable amount. In one instance they had collected $330,000 in a span of 4 years for Child Foundation. So they kept half for operative costs. Thats $41,000 annually to run the charity. Yes, they are making out like bandits. This is the same company that is pulling MILLIONS in porn. Yup that 41k is the core of their income (in case you are to hip to it, that was sarcasm) Volunteer, get your hands dirty. Know whats involved in running a charity, then You can open your stupid mouth and say something.

Lex
Lex

....and?So what if the porn industry supports charities for kids? Are they not allowed to? As far as not wanting their contributions or dealings to be public, so what? Its admirable that they are not wanting to pat themselves in the back publicly. BFD!

Mj2049
Mj2049

Can we ask Alex Gonzalez from Holland & Knight if prostitution is ok for lawyers. Should a lawyer sleep with street walkers and run the risk of the spread of HIV to the wife. Is it safe to buy drugs at night drunk liquor then drive. Is it right for a lawyer to use company PI to follow people for his clients and terrorize the the people. Is this ok for a lawyer to do.

Lex
Lex

WTF? Are you fer real?

Mike
Mike

This guy is so facinated by porn. I think he wants to be in porn and thinks that writing about Reality Kings every week will get him his big break.

Reality
Reality

Tax write-off...

Perfectly ok article to write, screw the haters.

Jtap1978
Jtap1978

Cant you find something more interesting to write about you jack ass!!!!!

The Pope
The Pope

you should write an article about reporters who are obsessed with the porn industry. What is it with you anyway? Every time I see something about pornography on here, I check to see who wrote it and your name pops up religiously! How about covering other things which actually matter. This is such a non-issue.

Nissey43
Nissey43

How about you worry more on stories like how much they are giving teacher pay cuts.

Real talk
Real talk

Considering its out of the country, I bet it's to buy children for sex slaves and child porn.

WantRealNews
WantRealNews

Looks like they are doing more good for the community than many of the other multimillion and billion dollar companies that are evading taxes and stuffing it into the pockets of their C level executives. At least this company is trying to use its money for good. Why does this article look like you are trying to slander them?

Why don't you focus on real stories? Like how about the janitor that was making $108k/year teaching other janitors working about 50 days a year? There's so much corruption within our city government and THIS is who you choose to focus your articles on?

 
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