Pornhub Parent Company Changes Name in Attempt to Sanitize Image

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WASHINGTON, DC (August 21, 2023) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) said that MindGeek’s name change to Aylo does nothing to stop the pornography company from continuing to profit from the sexual exploitation of women, children, and men.

“Pornhub’s parent company is desperately trying to rehabilitate its image from the litany of sexual abuses it has fostered and the lives it has damaged. MindGeek/Aylo, or whatever the pornography purveyors want to call it this week, is still the same company that systematically hosted and profited from child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, rape, image-based sexual abuse, racist, and nonconsensual material,” said Haley McNamara, Vice President of Strategy and Communications, National Center on Sexual Exploitation. “Pornhub even profits from synthetic sexually explicit material (deepfake pornography), which NCOSE recently revealed.”

“While MindGeek/Aylo attempts to sanitize its image, it has made no changes to enact meaningful age and consent verification of every individual depicted in videos on their sites. If and until it makes these crucial changes, it is guaranteed that a portion of their content will be child sexual abuse material, sex trafficking, rape, and other image-based sexual abuse.

“MindGeek/Aylo cannot distance its exploitative business model from the growing number of survivors – both children and adults – who have been violently raped, sexually abused, sex trafficked and have had their images posted on Pornhub without their knowledge or consent. We will continue to fight for survivors of ‘Aylo’s Abuses,’” McNamara concluded.

Multiple civil lawsuits have been filed in the U.S. and Canada on behalf of sexually abused children and trafficking victims of MindGeek/Aylo. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation Law Center filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of a child sex trafficking survivor against Pornhub. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation is also co-counsel in a lawsuit against Pornhub and XHamster filed on behalf of 9 women who were secretly filmed while changing in a college locker room for a field hockey game, and the footage of which was then uploaded to Pornhub and XHamster.

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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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