Category: Pornhub

Judge Rules It’s Reasonable to Infer That Visa Intended to Help Pornhub Monetize Child Porn: Lawsuit

A federal judge ruled Friday that it is reasonable to infer that payment processor Visa knowingly helped Pornhub “monetize child porn” and denied its motion to dismiss the claim that it violated California’s Unfair Competition Law. District Judge Cormac Carney of the U.S. District Court of the Central District of California wrote in his ruling…


Pornhub Settles California Lawsuit Brought by 50 Women, Including Canadians

MONTREAL—Pornhub and several affiliated companies have settled a lawsuit brought by 50 women who alleged it profited from pornographic videos published without their full consent. “The parties reached a mutual resolution to resolve the dispute and the terms are confidential,” Brian Holm, the lawyer for the plaintiffs, wrote in an email. The lawsuit filed last…


Landmark Lawsuit Could Change Online Porn Industry

The lawyer in a landmark civil lawsuit against pornographic giant Pornhub’s parent company says a successful result could rein in harmful practices endemic to online porn. On June 17, Michael Bowe of Brown Rudnick LLP filed a complaint in a California court on behalf of 34 female plaintiffs against MindGeek, which owns the Montreal-based pornographic…


Mastercard Says Banks Must Show ‘Documented Consent’ For Adult Content Following Pornhub Controversy

MasterCard on April 14 announced it is changing its rules and standards for banks that process payments for sellers of adult content. The company announced the new rules in a blog post on Wednesday and said that banks will now have to ensure that sellers require “clear, unambiguous and documented consent” in adult content. “This month, we are extending our…


Advocates Want Action Against Montreal-Based Pornography Giant

With increased concern of online exploitation during the pandemic, women’s advocates are demanding government action against Pornhub, a Montreal-based pornographic video-sharing platform owned by MindGeek. Controversy has arisen around the company in recent months amid allegations of sharing images without consent, including child sexual abuse images, which the company denies. The London Abused Women’s Centre…


More Than 70 Lawmakers Call for Criminal Investigation of MindGeek

OTTAWA—More than 70 parliamentarians from all parties are calling for a full criminal investigation into Pornhub’s parent company following testimony from survivors. The demand, spelled out in a letter Monday to RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki, comes two weeks after a similar request by more than 100 victims of exploitive content they say was posted to…


Survivors, NGOs Call for Criminal Investigation Into Porn Giant MindGeek

OTTAWA—More than 100 survivors of sexual exploitation along with hundreds of non-governmental organizations are urging Ottawa to pursue a “full criminal investigation” into Pornhub’s parent company. In a letter to the House of Commons ethics committee this week, the coalition asked the federal government to push for a police probe into MindGeek, which they accuse…


Victims Expose How Pornhub Profits From Non-Consensual Videos at House Committee

Victims whose lives were torn apart when sexually-exposed images and videos of themselves were posted to Pornhub said the company has profited from videos made without consent, House committee heard last week. Victoria Galy told the House of Commons ethics committee on Feb. 19 how she was pitched into tremendous emotional distress, became suicidal, and…


Woman Whose Life Was Scarred by Child Porn Video Testifies About Pornhub at Committee

OTTAWA—A young woman whose life was shattered by a video of her posted to Pornhub while she was still in middle school says the trauma of child pornography is unending, and that stricter rules are needed. Serena Fleites told the House of Commons ethics committee Monday that she fell into a spiral of depression, drug…