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NCOSE STATEMENTS TO THE PRESS

To contact NCOSE please email at Press@NCOSE.com or call 202-393-7245

STATEMENT: Dignity Defense Alert – UPS and Truckers Against Trafficking Partner to Combat Sex Trafficking 

Washington, DC (February 19, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is recognizing United Parcel Service (UPS) and Truckers Against Trafficking in its Dignity Defense Alert for partnering to train 100,000 drivers to recognize and report signs of sex trafficking. NCOSE’s Dignity Defense Alert is a new campaign to recognize the people, companies, and nonprofits,…

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STATEMENT – Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Pornhub by Two Survivors of Childhood Sex Trafficking

WASHINGTON, DC (February 12, 2021) – An accomplished assembly of survivor-focused and commercial litigation law firms have jointly filed a class action lawsuit against MindGeek, the parent company of Pornhub. The representative class members are two survivors of childhood sex trafficking whose videos and images of their sexual abuse were posted on Pornhub and other…

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STATEMENT – Larry Flynt Profited from Sexual Exploitation of Women

WASHINGTON, DC (February 10, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has released a statement about the passing of pornographer Larry Flynt. “Larry Flynt should be remembered as a scourge on society; he directly contributed to and profited from the sexual exploitation of women for the majority of his career, and our culture is…

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STATEMENT – Canadian Parliament Must Take Opportunity to Hold Pornhub’s Executives to Account  

Pornhub Under Fire for Hosting Child Sexual Abuse, Sex Trafficking Videos  Washington, DC (February 3, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is urging the Canadian Parliament to ensure that executives of Pornhub’s parent company, MindGeek, are held to account for profiting from child sexual abuse and sex trafficking material found on Pornhub. MindGeek executives are scheduled…

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STATEMENT – EU Regulation Has Abandoned Child Sexual Exploitation Victims  

Washington, DC (January 25, 2021) – The International Centre on Sexual Exploitation (ICOSE) is urging the European Union to urgently reverse its e-Privacy Directive that has resulted in a dramatic decrease in reports of child sexual exploitation in the EU at a time when cases of child sexual abuse are skyrocketing due to COVID-19 restrictions.  …

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STATEMENT – Twitter Sued by Survivor of Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation 

Twitter Knowingly Distributed Plaintiff’s Abuse Videos and Refused to Remove Them   Washington, DC (January 20, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation Law Center (NCOSE), The Haba Law Firm, and The Matiasic Firm have jointly filed a federal lawsuit against Twitter on behalf of a minor who was trafficked on the social media platform that boasts…

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STATEMENT – NCOSE Applauds New York Mets for Standing Against Sexual Harassment by Firing GM  

Washington, DC (January 19, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) commended the New York Mets for its decision to fire General Manager Jared Porter over 62 sexually explicit, and unanswered, texts that he acknowledged sending to a female journalist when he was employed with the Chicago Cubs. Mets Owner Steve Cohen said in a Tweet,…

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STATEMENT – NCOSE Applauds 2nd Lawsuit Filed Against Pornhub for Profiting from Sexual Abuse Material 

Washington, DC (January 13, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is supportive of a lawsuit filed by an Ontario woman against Mindgeek, the parent company of Pornhub, for hosting child sexual abuse material (CSAM) and non-consensual sexual content. The lawsuit was filed in Quebec.   “Pornhub must be held accountable, and we commend this Canadian…

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STATEMENT – Yes, Parler Has Issues. But Google and Amazon Must Also Confront Violence, Exploitation

Washington, DC (January 12, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) called on Google and Amazon to eradicate violence and sexually-exploitative content on their platforms and in their products, in keeping with their recent decisions to remove social media platform, Parler, for hosting content deemed to incite violence. Both Google and Amazon are on NCOSE’s 2020 Dirty Dozen List for being mainstream…

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STATEMENT – NCOSE Announces Slate of 2021 Events Designed to Confront Sexual Exploitation

Washington, DC (January 11, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) has announced the dates of its 2021 events: the annual Dirty Dozen List reveal event and the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit.   “Sexual exploitation knows no bounds. Our 2021 events will expose and confront purveyors of sexual abuse and exploitation, and…

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STATEMENT – Visa Prioritizes Profits from Abusive Pornography Industry  

Washington, DC (December 24, 2020) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) criticized Visa’s announcement that it would resume processing payments for MindGeek sites that “offer professionally produced adult studio content.” “The dark truth of Visa’s rosy announcement is that the company prioritizes profits from incest, racist, violent, and teen-themed pornography, the most common themes in professionally-produced…

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STATEMENT – 40+ Sex Trafficking Survivors Rightly Seek Justice From Pornhub

Lawsuit Confronts Narrative that Pornhub Verified Accounts are “Safer” Washington, DC (December 16, 2020) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) commended the over 40 survivors of abuse and sex trafficking for filing suit against Pornhub for its role in their exploitation. First trafficked by a former pornography production company called Girls Do Porn,  whom they…

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