Pornhub Parent Company Admits to Profiting from Sex Trafficking

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WASHINGTON, DC (December 22, 2023) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) said that Pornhub parent company Aylo (formerly MindGeek) must continue to be held accountable for profiting from sex trafficking and related crimes, following the announcement from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.

“This announcement is a huge victory for survivors who have been bravely coming forward for years with their testimonies of exploitation and abuse on Pornhub while Pornhub’s parent company refused to take responsibility. Finally, Pornhub’s parent company has admitted to profiting from sex trafficking concerning one sex trafficking operation which alone victimized hundreds of women. Now the company must be held accountable to the highest degree of the law civilly and criminally, not only in this case, but in many others,” said Haley McNamara, Vice President of Strategy and Communications, National Center on Sexual Exploitation.

“There are now two class action lawsuits that have been certified in the United States, and other civil lawsuits against Pornhub for profiting from sex trafficking and child sexual abuse material. These survivors also deserve justice.

“By admitting to profiting from sex trafficking, Pornhub disqualifies itself from speaking on issues like pornography performer welfare, age verification, online privacy, and child safety. Pornhub has demonstrated that it does not care about those who have been exploited on its platform and therefore cannot be trusted.”

About National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE)
Founded in 1962, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is the leading national non-partisan organization exposing the links between all forms of sexual exploitation such as child sexual abuse, prostitution, sex trafficking and the public health harms of pornography.

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NCOSE leads the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation with over 300 member organizations.


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