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Alleged Epstein ‘victim’ is among 34 women suing Pornhub over videos of her being abused when she was just 10


AN ALLEGED victim of Jeffrey Epstein is among 34 women suing Pornhub over videos of her abuse after she claims she was filmed by sex traffickers at just 10-years old.

The lawsuit was filed last week in California by women who claim that the porn site is a “criminal enterprise” that made millions of dollars by “exploiting them for profit without consent.”

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An alleged victim of Jeffrey Epstein is among 34 women suing Pornhub[/caption]

The women have accused Pornhub, parent company MindGeek, and affiliates such as Visa, of allowing “trafficked, illegal content” to continue to be distributed on the site. 

Among the shocking claims are allegations from a woman named only as Jane Doe No. 1 who says that she was unsuccessful in having at least seven explicit videos of herself removed from Pornhub. 

She has said that the videos were made under duress when she was a child victim of sex trafficking. 

The woman claims that from age seven, she was trafficked for more than 21 years. 

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One woman claims she was unsuccessful in having at least seven explicit videos of herself removed from Pornhub[/caption]

She alleges some of her abusers were “a ring of Hollywood men and New York financiers, including Jeffrey Epstein,” with many of her interactions recorded and widely distributed on Pornhub. 

The first recording of her was allegedly made when she was only 10 years old in Maryland before she was “sold” to another trafficker based in New York. 

During her time on the East Coast, the suit states that she was trafficked by this man and his organization to various states where she was “forced to provide escort services and film pornographic videos and live streams.”

In 2004, she claims she was transported to Florida and introduced to Epstein and other men, the suit states. 

It adds that she claims she was asked to give Epstein a “massage” which was a code word used in Epstein’s inner circles to mean sex.

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In 2004, the alleged victim was transported to Florida and introduced to Epstein and other men, the suit states[/caption]

She was allegedly abused by Epstein through middle and high school, and transported to Epstein’s properties in New York, Palm Beach, Florida, and his private island, Little St. James in the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

The alleged abuse stopped just before she started college, according to the case filings. 

The Sun US has not been able to independently verify that the accuser was a victim of Epstein.

Jane Doe No. 1 claims that she became aware of at least seven explicit videos of her being distributed on Pornhub between 2011 and 2016, as well as another recording from a live stream.

She alleges that she was sometimes forced to upload old videos herself as a form of punishment by her traffickers. 

The woman, who now lives in California, was helped by her therapist with attempts to get Pornhub to take the videos down, the suit states. 

Yet it claims she was not successful in having them all removed. 

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The suit last week in California by women who claim that the porn site is a ‘criminal enterprise’[/caption]

The suit alleges she was forced to take a leave of absence from college and continues to receive treatment for emotional distress after suffering from an eating disorder and substance abuse as a result. 

The shocking suit was filed in the US District Court for the Central District of California last Thursday just months after Pornhub said it would crack down on underage content. 

The majority of the women are from the US with only one choosing to name herself after becoming the face of the movement against the site last year following an interview with the New York Times.

Serena Fleites was in eighth grade when she learned that a nude, sexually explicit video her high school boyfriend had coerced her to make months earlier had been uploaded to Pornhub without her knowledge or consent.

She was only 13 years old in the video.  

Other women in the complaint are from the United Kingdom, Colombia, Canada, and Thailand.

Fourteen of the women suing the company say they were underage when videos of them were uploaded to the platform by other people and 14 also say they were victims of people since charged or convicted of sex crimes in relation to the videos, the suit states.

It details how the women discovered sometimes years later that a video of them had been uploaded to the site and how they had racked up, at times, hundreds of thousands of views before they asked for it to be taken down. 

Among the shocking claims is one from a woman who says she was drugged and raped by her then-husband who then uploaded footage of the incident without consent. 

Another claims she was forced to change schools after learning that many people on her college campus had seen a nude video of her uploaded by her high school boyfriend years before when she was only 17. 

She alleges this was also done without consent. 

The suit is seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages for the 34 women and what it claims is the thousands of others affected. 

MindGeek denied the suit’s allegations in a statement to CBS, claiming that it was “patently false” that it exploited the women. 

“The spread of illegal content is an existential threat to the internet, and every platform has the moral obligation to join the fight against it,” it said. 

“Illegal material on the internet harms its victims, internet users and all platforms that operate online. Any suggestion that the company tolerates or celebrates this material is patently false.

“Anyone who attempts to post nonconsensual imagery or child sexual abuse material on the internet is a criminal, and we are committed to remaining at the forefront of the internet when it comes to the elimination of illegal content,” the statement added. 

“Every online platform has the responsibility to join this fight, and it requires collective action and constant vigilance. 


“We hope other platforms will use our model to help eradicate unwanted content.”

The suit comes just months after Pornhub deleted almost 80 percent of its videos overnight after claims it is allegedly infested with child abuse.

The site now requires users to upload a government-issued ID in order to post content as a result.

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