Remove TheDirty.com permanently, in 30 days or less.
A good reputation is built slowly over a lifetime, but it can be lost in a single instant when a negative article is posted on TheDirty.com.
Fortunately, we're here to help. At Reputation X, we have a successful track record in doing what seems impossible - reclaiming your online reputation. Reputation X can usually remove a post on TheDirty.com within two to four weeks. If we can't do it, it's free.
What is TheDirty.com?
On TheDirty.com, anyone can post nearly anything they’d like, anonymously and without reproach. Because of this, the gossip site has become the domain of jilted lovers, jealous co-workers, and anyone else seeking retribution. Posts use compromising photos and damaging text that contain harmful or derogatory information about an individual. Thanks to its high volume of traffic and the large number of indexed pages on Google, it tends to rank highly when someone searches for a person's name.
Note: Reputation X does not operate TheDirty.com.
The site is famously known for rejecting or ignoring requests to take down posts, even if they are patently false. If you've become the subject of a post on TheDirty.com, it can seem like an impossible battle to remove it. But posts on TheDirty.com can be removed, and we're here to help.
Reputation X is not affiliated with TheDirty.com, but we can often get posts permanently removed. If we can’t do it, you pay nothing.
TheDirty.com racks up an astonishing 20 million page views per month. Page visitors include both the site’s regular users, who call themselves the “Dirty Army,” and unsuspecting web searchers - among them, perhaps, a potential client. To further complicate matters, the site ranks very high in search returns.
What can I do about a post on TheDirty.com?
It’s tough for the average internet user to get a post removed from TheDirty.com; and sadly, the law is on the website’s side. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act holds harmless the online publishers of indecent or defamatory material when those publishers have offered a “passive” platform for posts.
Put more simply, pretty much anyone publishing content from third-parties is immune from the potential legal effects of those posts (with exceptions for criminal content or content that violates intellectual property laws).
If you think you have a legitimate reason to remove content from TheDirty.com, you can try sending a removal request. Most people we’ve talked to report that this approach doesn’t work. The following cases are exceptions to the rule:
- Legitimate copyright issues
- Child pornography
- Revenge porn/explicit nudity
- Personal financial information
- Provably false sexually transmitted disease claims
- Law enforcement requests
Even if you make a great case for removal to TheDirty.com, they may choose not to budge. While a request for a correction or removal might work for a traditional media outlet, TheDirty.com is generally unwilling to remove defamatory posts.
“The minute we see a removal request arguing that something said in a post is false, we immediately stop reading.”
Human outreach is at the core of what we do at Reputation X. When typical methods have failed, we'll pursue an individualized strategy just for you in an effort to repair your online reputation.
How to "un-dirty" Yourself
If you'd like to try going it alone, there are a few methods for removing defamatory material from TheDirty.com that can work. Just remember to stay calm. Directing anger toward the site (no matter how warranted) will make it harder to succeed with a removal request. This holds true if you end up asking us to take over for you.
If you are under 18 and live in California …
Young people in California may be able to have a post removed through a state law called "Online Eraser." TheDirty.com doesn’t believe this law applies to them, but they may entertain a request. You can read the specifics of the law here.
If you own the copyright to the posted material …
If the post says you have an STD, but you really don’t …
TheDirty.com is actually receptive to requests to remove false STD claims, but they do require medical tests results, which they say they will keep confidential.
What not to try
There may be a few reasons to remove content that TheDirty.com is receptive to, but there are far more that they are not. Requests that cite any of the following reasons will surely be rejected by TheDirty.com.
Pointing out dishonesty
Regarding requests for removal, TheDirty.com takes an active stance against determining falsehoods, saying "Unfortunately, we are not the Truth Police." The website also says, “Any form of truth-based or fact-based request will NOT be considered.” It adds, “The minute we see a removal request arguing that something said in a post is false, we immediately stop reading.”
This reasoning was famously made clear when rapper Dr. Dre's legal team sent a letter to TheDirty.com requesting a post about him be removed from the site on the basis that it wasn't true. TheDirty.com refused to take down the post in a letter, stating that they are not in the business of determining which side is telling the truth and citing examples of Bill Clinton and Lance Armstrong lying to cover up scandals.
TheDirty.com will not remove posts for threats of suicide. Instead, they report such threats to the police. (Although publicly defamatory posts can shake you to the core, we at Reputation X urge you to seek help if your distress feels overwhelming).
Legal process against TheDirty.com
As stated previously, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act holds harmless the online publishers of indecent or defamatory material under normal circumstances. Passive publishers, who merely provide a platform for contributor posts, get a lot of leeway under the law.
A 2014 court case brought by a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader named Sarah Jones, who was targeted with a sexually explicit post on the site, ruled that because TheDirty.com curates submissions from its users, the Dirty Army, the owners of the site had a hand in the creation of the content. A precedent was thought to have been created for future action, but the ruling was overturned upon appeal in favor of TheDirty.com.
How does Reputation X delete TheDirty.com posts?
For more than ten years, Reputation X has been serving a select group of clients with reputation management services.
Importantly - we are not affiliated with TheDirty.com. But we know how to get the job done.
Reputation X is not an SEO company, and we don't use turnkey packages to help our clients. We know that the same approach doesn’t work for everyone. To be successful, reputation management efforts must be tailored to each client. When companies employ a package for maintaining client reputations, its patterns are easily detected by Google and other search engines. This is why many reputation management packages are ineffective.
Reputation X helps you establish, maintain, and rebuild your reputation through thorough data analytics, the creation of excellent content, and widespread publisher outreach. We can also negotiate with sites like TheDirty.com on your behalf.
We can usually get TheDirty.com posts removed
Our own ethical practices mean that we don’t take on every client who requests our services, but we are happy to provide more information and to consider your confidential request for information. Every case is different, and we won't take your project unless we think we can help.
Contact us here or call 1-800-889-4812 to get started today
What is TheDirty.com?
TheDirty.com is a gossip site that allows anyone to post nearly anything they'd like. Anonymously. Posts can contain compromising photos and damaging tests that can destroy a person's reputation.
How do I remove a post on TheDirty.com?
It's tough to get a post removed from TheDirty.com. You can try sending a removal request, but these are often ignored. Reputation X has plenty of experience with TheDirty.com and we can negotiate on your behalf to get posts removed.
What posts are against TheDirty's terms of service?
The following cases typically warrant removal: legitimate copyright issues, child pornography, revenge porn/explicit nudity, personal financial information, provably false sexually transmitted disease claims, and law enforcement requests.