" But the fact remains: the women went there knowing they would be sleeping with him on camera for money."
Whether the women who went to the audition knowing they were going to have sex with the photographer, what happened was rape. The consent was given via fraudulent means. It is coercion by Matt Hickey with some in depth fraudulent ways.
If you read the original article.
@39 All the women who went through the audition, felt like they were sexually assaulted, no matter if it was a porn audition or not. They were assaulted, given Mr. Hickey had to go to some lengths to cover his true intentions, to rape these women..
Read the comments section from the original article done by Sydney, you read about how women in Matt's past dealt with his serious behavioral problems, in Seattle and Olympia.
I see many of the comments here, are borderline for the women who did the porn/modeling auditions as "They were asking for it", given they went to an alleged porn shoot with a creepy guy. I see this as a serious criminal offender trying to find a way to continue his paraphilia. Matt raped numerous women, three of those were not part of this whole porn audition scheme, he just got them blacked out drunk and raped them..
The law should protect those who are sexually assaulted, no matter if they are going to a porn shoot or bridal shower. The law shouldn't punished them because they went to a porn/modeling shoot and they got raped in the process.