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Via AL.com: Snctm sex club founder Damon Lawner banned for identifying Hunter Biden as member.

Lawner, 52, created Snctm in 2013 after watching the Tom Cruise movie “Eyes Wide Shut,” which features scenes in which wealthy elites gather at a secretive orgy. With a carefully curated guest list and membership fees of up to $75,000 a year, it became the free-love private playground of Hollywood actors, rock stars, chief executives, city officials and run-of-the-mill millionaires.


“Hunter was a member at Snctm and I canceled his membership after 1 party because he’s a scumbag,” Lawner wrote in a since-deleted post.

The ownership group now in control of Snctm took issue with Lawner’s post. Reached by phone Wednesday, Lawner said one of the club’s owners texted him on Tuesday and informed him of the ban.

Well, then.

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  1. Just nutha ignint cracker says:

    I can see their point though. What private sex club wants people to know that it has a bunch of perverted scum bags as members just to make money off them? I mean, why did he form the club as a private club to begin with if not to protect the anonymity of its members?

  2. Sleeping Dog says:

    Look up perverted, scum bag in the dictionary and one of the definitions is “member of a private sex club.” Shades of pots and kettles.

  3. CSK says:

    One would have to be beyond scumbaggy in order to outrage the sensibilities of a guy who throws orgies for a living. Do I even want to know what Hunter did in order to get himself bounced?


  4. Slugger says:

    I like sex. I don’t have a lot of experience, but I like it. The idea of a sex club for elites seems iffy to me however. Elites looking for sex clubs are likely to have a lot of bald middle aged guys with big guts and hair in their ears. The women in these clubs are likely to be not entirely human with silicone and botox as substantial parts of their bodies.
    I do not like Hunter, but getting thrown out of an elite sex club has increased my respect for him.

  5. CSK says:


    Well, bear in mind that Hunter got thrown out of the sex club for being too repulsive for the owner and the other members, not for preaching abstinence and sobrietyto a captive audience.

  6. Mister Bluster says:

    There is only one thing in my life that I have been sure of.
    After I got laid the first time I was sure that I was going to do that again.

  7. OzarkHillbilly says:

    @CSK: Maybe he wanted to have straight one on one sex.

    eta That would probably skeeve them out

  8. gVOR10 says:

    As with Twitter news from Russia, I’ll wait for confirmation before taking the club owners statement at face value. And if confirmed it only hardens my belief that Hunter should be removed from any government position he holds.

  9. CSK says:


    Then why join a club for orgies? The vast majority of people don’t have to join a club to get one-on-one sex.

  10. OzarkHillbilly says:

    @CSK: Maybe he got tired of the orgies.

  11. CSK says:


    He got tossed out after his first visit. Hardly enough time to get bored with the club menu of sexual delights.

  12. OzarkHillbilly says:

    @CSK: Look, for my ownself I find this whole thing to be absolutely ludicrous and I’m just trying to have a little fun with it. I can think of not one single serious thing to say.

  13. CSK says:


    Oh, I agree that it’s ludicrous. But it’s undeniable that Hunter Biden is a truly disgusting human being.

  14. Modulo Myself says:

    Lmao–they have an instagram page and everyone on it looks like an LA-based sex worker. I don’t even know what an elite sex club should be like, but for 75K it shouldn’t just be boring escorts and older men.

  15. Just nutha ignint cracker says:

    @CSK: Well, I know that I don’t want to know. On the other hand, I don’t much care either. I suspect that the story is very much like the ones Jeri Ryan tells about her former Congressman husband (am I seeing a potential theme here?).