Visa helped Pornhub distribute child porn: judge

A federal judge ruled on Friday that it was reasonable to conclude that Visa knowingly facilitated the distribution of child pornography on Pornhub and other sites operated by parent company MindGeek.

The lawsuit filed last year, Fleites v. MindGeek, alleges that MindGeek was profiting from videos depicting "rape, child sexual exploitation, revenge porn, trafficking, and other nonconsensual sexual content." Credit card company Visa was implicated in the lawsuit as "knowingly complicit in the sex trafficking and monetized child sexual abuse," according to Variety.

US District Judge Cormac Carney of the US District Court of the Central District of California issued a decision on July 29 denying Visa’s motion to dismiss the claim that they violated California’s Unfair Competition Law, which prohibits unlawful, unfair or fraudulent business acts and practices, by processing payments for child porn.
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