Pornhub Sued Again: Class-Action Lawsuit Filed by Canadian Woman is Fifth Civil Suit

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WASHINGTON, DC (April 22, 2022) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation called the new class-action lawsuit filed by a Canadian woman against Pornhub another reason for this exploitive and abusive tube site to be formally investigated.

According to a news release, “The suit is led by Plaintiff Christine Wing, an Ontario resident, who claims that the website failed to properly screen sexual content uploaded to the pornhub.com domain. In May 2020, without her knowledge or consent, three intimate videos of Wing were uploaded to the site.”

“In what is now the fifth civil lawsuit filed against Pornhub across the world, a woman has sued Pornhub for videos uploaded without her consent. This is yet more evidence of Pornhub’s profiting from the abuse and blatant disregard of women,” said Dawn Hawkins, CEO of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation.

“Pornhub continues to profit from videos and images of child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, rape, sexual assault, nonconsensual, racist and incestuous content and must be held to account.

“With this new evidence, we reiterate our call on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the growing evidence of criminality on Pornhub. Survivors deserve every ounce of justice afforded to them,” Hawkins said.

Other than this new lawsuit, four civil lawsuits have been filed against MindGeek, including two class-action lawsuits in the U.S. on behalf of minors, one of which was jointly filed by NCOSE and several other law firms on behalf of two survivors of childhood sex trafficking. 

NCOSE and other survivors and advocates held a virtual U.S. Congressional briefing in 2021 that presented evidence of the rampant criminality on Pornhub and included testimony from survivors. An online petition has garnered over 2.2 million signatures to shut down Pornhub for aiding sex trafficking. 

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