Pornhub Settles Lawsuit by 50 Women, Including Canadians | The Canadian News

Pornhub and several affiliated companies settled a lawsuit brought by 50 women who claimed they profited from pornographic videos posted without their full consent.

Brian Holm, the plaintiffs’ attorney, confirmed the settlement and said its terms are confidential.

The lawsuit filed last December in US district court in California alleged that MindGeek, Pornhub’s parent company, knew or should have known that one of its business partners regularly used fraud and coercion to get it to women will appear in videos.

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40 women file lawsuit against MindGeek, Montreal-based parent company of Pornhub

The lawsuit initially involved 40 women, including three Canadians, but was later expanded and other companies connected to MindGeek were added as defendants.

Although MindGeek is legally based in Luxembourg, its main office is in Montreal.

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In response to a request for comment, MindGeek said in an emailed statement Thursday that it has zero tolerance for illegal content on its platforms.

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