CNN Interviewing Reddit Moderator

The Reddit moderator who was outed by Gawker for distributing sexually explicit and offensive content will defend himself in an interview Thursday night on CNN. In leaked segments, “Violentacrez,” aka Michael Brutsch, tells CNN’s Drew Griffin he is “to some degree apologizing” for his actions as moderator of “Jailbait,” which features suggestive images of underage girls. Brutsch says he never distributed “overt or real child porn,” only “mature teenagers with their clothes on” and that “the biggest thrill” of the job was scoring “meaningless Internet points.” He also insists none of the content distributed on these forums was his own.