Aylo Holdings: Pornhub’s Parent Company Settles $1.8 Million Sex Trafficking Charge

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The proprietor of Pornhub, one of the preeminent adult content platforms globally, has acknowledged involvement in profiting from sex trafficking.

In response to this admission, the individual has committed to compensating women whose videos were disseminated without their consent, as announced by federal prosecutors in New York on Thursday.

Aylo Holdings, the parent company of the website, has entered into a deferred prosecution agreement to address the charge of engaging in unlawful monetary transactions related to the proceeds of sex trafficking. 

This information was disclosed by the office of Breon Peace, US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.

Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, the Montreal-based company is obligated to remit a sum exceeding $1.8 million to the US government. 

Additionally, it is mandated to make distinct payments to the individual women who suffered harm due to the trafficking. 

The agreement further necessitates the appointment of an independent monitor for a period of three years, following which the charges against the company will be dismissed.

Aylo Commits to Victim Compensation

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The proprietor of Pornhub, one of the preeminent adult content platforms globally, has acknowledged involvement in profiting from sex trafficking.

Prosecutors have stated that Aylo has committed to providing compensation to victims, but specific details regarding eligibility criteria and the application process will be disclosed at a later time.

The charge against Aylo emanates from its involvement in hosting videos and receiving payments from GirlsDoPorn. 

The operators of this now-defunct adult film production company faced charges and eventual convictions for a range of sex trafficking offenses. 

These charges included coercing young women into participating in sexual acts on camera, subsequently disseminating the videos on Pornhub and other adult sites without their consent.

According to prosecutors, Aylo received funds between 2017 and 2020, which company officials were aware of or should have been aware of, and that were derived from GirlsDoPorn’s sex trafficking operations. 

Additionally, it is alleged that the company did not promptly or thoroughly take action to remove all non consensual videos, even after several women directly appealed to the company.

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