Child porn charges causes dismissal of BE writer

December 8, 2018

MMA web site Bloody Elbow issued a statement on Friday regarding Iain Kidd.  In July, Kidd along with a business partner were charged with having child pornography in their possession.

The contents of the statement from John Ness is below:

On Friday, Bloody Elbow became aware of news reports linking one of our writers to criminal activities including possession of child pornography. As a result, Bloody Elbow and SB Nation terminated his contract that same day.

SB Nation and Bloody Elbow strongly condemn the types of activities reported and encourage our readers and listeners to visit Protect Children in Canada, Stop It Now in Scotland, and Darkness 2 Light in the United States for more information to support victims.

In July, the 30-year old Kidd was charged with having downloaded child pornography as well as humans having sex with animals.

Kidd did not receive any jail time despite having in his possession 984 still images and 496 videos of child pornography and 7,689 pictures of extreme pornography after a search warrant seized his computers and were able to decipher the contents.

Via MMA Junkie:

Kidd, a resident of Glasgow, Scotland, is also required to register as a sex offender, obey a curfew from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., and is restricted from using the internet browser Firefox; he must also disclose his browsing history upon request.

Kidd appeared on Bloody Elbow podcasts and wrote articles focused on the UFC Anti-Doping Program and USADA.  Since this information came to light, he has deactivated his social media account on twitter.

What is most surprising here is that the investigation began in August 2017 and the news story in Scotland came out in July 2018.  Yet, no one in the MMA community knew of Kidd’s indiscretions.  This was clearly the right move by SB Nation to terminate Kidd’s contract and it is surprising (and thankful) that no one was physically hurt here.

One Response to “Child porn charges causes dismissal of BE writer”

  1. Miskkie on December 9th, 2018 5:12 AM

    Don’t quite understand why it took BE so long to respond to the news. They seemed to have ample time deleting podcasts and tweets about the guy.

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