What’s Current: Pornhub parent company faces proposed $600 million lawsuit

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  • Pornhub’s parent company, MindGeek, is facing a lawsuit from an Ontario woman who says the sexual abuse she experienced at age 12 was filmed and shared on Pornhub. The class action is seeking $500 million in damages for members and a further $100 million in punitive damages for the company. The court filing states:

“MindGeek actively solicits, promotes and facilitates the payment for dissemination on its websites of explicit sexual images and videos, from which it generates significant profits.”

  • A South Korea court orders Japan to compensate 12 women who were forced into sex slavery in its wartime military brothels.
  • A Scotland court hears that a legal bid to change the definition of “woman” to include trans-identified males is not discriminatory.
  • Thousands of indigenous Peruvian women who say they were forcibly sterilized during a 1990s birth control drive will go before a judge, raising hope that they will find justice after a 25-year legal battle.
Meghan McCarty

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