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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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Image showing sex trafficking victim reflected in the visor of a football helmet with Super Bowl content in the background

Only a few fans at Super Bowl LV? That’s no problem for sex traffickers.

The fact that Super Bowl LV, a game featuring Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs squaring off against Tom Brady and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will likely long hold the record for the fewest fans in attendance at a Super Bowl would be a problem for sex traffickers… if commonly held misperceptions about sex trafficking…

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The Canadian Parliament’s Hearing Taking on MindGeek Executives

On February 1st, 2021, the Canadian House of Commons Ethics Committee launched their investigation into MindGeek, the parent company of Pornhub, for hosting videos of child sexual abuse, rape, sex-trafficking, and non-consensually distributed content. The Ethics Committee opened the investigation by interviewing Serena Fleites, a survivor of image-based child sexual abuse distributed through Pornhub, and Michael Bowe, an American…

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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 – 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 – 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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STATEMENT – Pornhub Removes 10+ million Videos; Ignores Fact that Abuse Still Happens on Verified Accounts 

Washington, DC (December 14, 2020) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) called Pornhub’s announcement that it is removing pornographic videos uploaded by unverified user accounts a “distinction without a difference,” in light of the fact that abuse still occurs on verified accounts, and said that Pornhub “must be shut down entirely.”   “There is no…

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STATEMENT – Pornhub’s “Improvements” are a Farce  

Washington, DC (December 8, 2020) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is calling out Pornhub’s announced “improvements” in response to the The New York Times investigation which highlighted how Pornhub profits from child sexual abuse material. “Pornhub cannot be trusted: it has profited for years from rape, child sexual abuse material, sex trafficking, and revenge pornography. The New…

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NGOs Urge Congress to Provide COVID-19 Relief to Trafficking Survivors

Trafficking survivors are facing incredible challenges right now. Organizations that provide services to trafficking survivors, including many survivor-led organizations, have faced dramatic declines in funding sources and are struggling to provide existing services while coping with increased needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on both local and national reports, we know that trafficking survivors—both…

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