Diamond and Diamond Lawyers Launch $500M Class-action lawsuit against PornHub.com - Diamond and Diamond Lawyers
  • Thursday, 21 April 2022

Diamond and Diamond Lawyers Launch $500M Class-action lawsuit against PornHub.com

Claim seeks damages on behalf of thousands of potential Canadians

TORONTO – Personal injury powerhouse, Diamond and Diamond, has filed a class-action lawsuit against MindGeek, the parent company of pornography website PornHub.

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.

“What does one have when you’ve lost your privacy in the worst way?” said Wing. “This is a violation of the most egregious kind.”

Wing is one of thousands of Canadians who may have fallen victim to sexual exploitation. Damages claimed by this proposed class are estimated to be up to $500 million excluding additional punitive or aggravated damages.

The class includes any or all individuals in Canada who appeared in sexual content disseminated by the defendants, including intimate videos or images. Such content may include sexual abuse material, child sexual abuse and all other non-consensual intimate content. Many of these images and videos may still reside on the defendant’s domain, despite repeated requests for said content’s removal.

“It is astonishing how little safeguards PornHub had against harm,” said Darryl Singer, Head of Commercial and Civil litigation at Diamond and Diamond Lawyers. “We’re talking about a business built on under-age, non-consensual and pirated content.”

Diamond and Diamond’s class-action follows additional suits against the defendant across the globe, including a $600 million suit by a Plaintiff known as Jane Doe. Doe claimed her sexual abuse as a child was posted to the site and that she was only alerted when she received a social media message from a high school friend.

Canadians that believe their videos or images may have been uploaded to Pornhub, without their consent, are invited to contact Diamond and Diamond Lawyers at 1-800-567-HURT.

For media related inquiries, please contact: Jordan Whelan, Jordan@greysmokemedia.com, (647)-278-6494

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