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Pornhub Owner Settles With ‘Girls Do Porn’ Victims Over Videos

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Pornhub Owner Settles With ‘Girls Do Porn’ Victims Over Videos

Pornhub’s parent company has settled a lawsuit brought by 50 women who said they were victims of a sex-trafficking operation.

The women said that Girls Do Porn, an adult content provider, coerced them into having sex on camera and lied about how the material would be shared.

The 50 women had sued Pornhub, alleging the firm knew of the allegations but continued a partnership anyway.

Terms of the settlement were not made public.

In a statement, Pornhub parent company MindGeek said it had zero tolerance over the posting of illegal content on its platforms.

“The Parties reached a mutual resolution to resolve the dispute and the terms are confidential ,” Brian Holm, the lawyer who represented the women said in an emailed statement.

Girls Do Porn was a part of MindGeek’s partner programmes until October 2019, when the US Department of Justice effectively shut the porn producer down by arresting and charging its senior staff with sex trafficking and other offences.

It had uploaded numerous explicit videos to Pornhub and other public websites. Pornhub removed these videos after charges against Girls Do Porn were filed by US authorities.

‘Modelling’ jobs

Girls Do Porn allegedly operated by advertising modelling jobs. Young women who applied were later told the work in fact involved making pornographic videos.

They were allegedly told that the job would be anonymous and that their videos would not be posted on the web, but were being made for DVDs of private collectors or far-flung markets. However, the videos were later distributed publicly via sites including Pornhub according to US Attorneys.

In the complaint for damages against Mindgeek it was alleged that victims had sent the company “complaints detailing the fraud and coercion they were subject to by Girls Do Porn” but the company had not ended the partnership. The first court case on behalf of victims was lodged in June 2016.

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“MindGeek has zero tolerance for the posting of illegal content on its platforms, and has instituted a comprehensive, industry-leading trust and safety policy to identify and eradicate any illegal material from its community,” MindGeek said in a statement.

“We are committed to remaining at the forefront of internet safety, and taking every measure to prevent bad actors from posting illegal content online.”

The company also suspended user-uploaded content in December 2020 following a separate set of allegations involving child abuse and rape-related videos.

The original lawsuit against MindGeek was filed in December last year, on behalf of 40 women plaintiffs. The number of plaintiffs later rose to 50.

Women cited in the lawsuit were referred to by the pseudonym Jane Doe and a number. They were each seeking more than $1m (£739,000) in damages and had demanded a jury trial.

Several of those involved with Girls Do Porn have since been convicted, including Ruben Andre Garcia, who worked as a recruiter, producer, and actor for Girls Do Porn, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison in November.

“This defendant lured one victim after another with fake modelling ads, false promises and deceptive front companies, ultimately devolving to threats to coerce these women into making sex videos,” said Acting US Attorney Randy Grossman in a statement issued at the time of his conviction.

The FBI is currently seeking to arrest former co-owner of Girls Do Porn, Michael James Pratt, who allegedly coerced young women into filming sexually explicit content for the site.

Earlier this month, the bureau increased its maximum reward for information leading to Mr Pratt’s arrest to $50,000 (£36,450).

The FBI has said it believes his alleged victims number in the hundreds.

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Kanye West Dedicates His Sunday Service To Late Virgil Abloh

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Rapper Kanye West has dedicated his latest Sunday service to the memory of his friend and creative director of Donda, Virgil Abloh.

The late artistic director for Louis Vuitton and Off-White founder passed away on Sunday, November 28, 2021.

The 41-year-old died of cancer, according to a tweet by luxury group LVMH.

Many high-profile personalities and celebrates have shared their condolences with the family, including rapper Kanye West.

The service was held hours after Abloh’s family announced on Instagram that the late icon had died from a rare and aggressive form of cancer called cardiac angiosarcoma.

The choir delivered an emotional rendition of Adele’s hit single ‘Easy on Me’ from her new album 30 with the message “In loving memory of Virgil Abloh, the creative director of Donda,” on the site, which remained after the event.

According to Vogue, Virgil Abloh and Kanye West, both Chicago natives, began working together in 2002. Through a solid partnership, the pair collaborated on various projects, including Kanye’s 2011 joint album with JAY-Z called Watch the Throne which led to a Grammy nomination for Abloh.

A statement on his official Instagram account read:

“We are devastated to announce the passing of our beloved Virgil Abloh, a fiercely devoted father, husband, son, brother, and friend. He is survived by his loving wife Shannon Abloh, his children Lowe Abloh and Grey Abloh, his sister Edwina Abloh, his parents Nee and Eunice Abloh, and numerous dear friends and colleagues…

“We thank you all for your love and support, and we ask for privacy as we grieve and celebrate Virgil’s life.”

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Student Sentenced To Death By Firing Squad For Smuggling Squid Game Into North Korea

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A man has reportedly been sentenced to death in North Korea for smuggling copies of Netflix’s blockbuster series “Squid Game” into the country.

According to Radio Free Asia (via Variety), authorities were led to the man after they caught high school students watching the series.

The report states that “Squid Game” was smuggled into the country from China through the use of a USB flash drive. “Squid Game” is not available in China but remains popular thanks to piracy websites.

The smuggler faces death by firing squad, while the students involved in bringing “Squid Game” in to school are facing prison sentences.

Radio Free Asia reports: “A student who bought a drive received a life sentence, while six others who watched the show have been sentenced to five years hard labor, and teachers and school administrators have been fired and face banishment to work in remote mines.”

Created by Hwang Dong-hyuk, “Squid Game” is a South Korean survival thriller that follows a group of contestants who agree to participate in a mysterious survival game with a grand prize total of nearly $40 million.

The game includes hundreds of contestants who play traditional children’s games with deadly twists. Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, and Wi Ha-joon star.

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All nine episodes of the show’s first season debuted in September, and the show became a word-of-mouth sensation.

“Squid Game” amassed 1.6 billion hours viewed in its first 28 days of release, making it the biggest Netflix original TV series in history and the single biggest piece of original Netflix content.

As noted by Variety: “In December 2020, North Korea passed the ‘Elimination of Reactionary Thought and Culture’ act, which prohibits the entry and dissemination of cultural material like films, plays, music, and books in the country.

The act is mainly aimed at preventing the spread of media from South Korea and the U.S. and those found distributing or consuming these are liable to be punished.

According to widespread reports, in April this year a man was publicly executed for selling drives and CDs containing South Korean material.”

Meanwhile, “Squid Game” is now streaming on Netflix globally. The streaming giant has yet to announce a second season, although its creator has said publicly that another round of episodes will happen.

 

 

 

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No Makeup Photos Of Your Favorite Celebrities That Broke The Internet

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No Make-Up Photos Of Your Favorite Celebrities That Broke The Internet

The world comes to a stste of confusion when we see our female celebrities without makeup. Pp

Following the recent no makeup photo of Hajia Bintu that broke the internet as fans refused to believe that was the photo of our favourite glossy TikTok celebrity.

GhArticles.com has put together similar photos of other mainstream female celebs.

Ultimately makeup has been identified as a woman’s biggest beauty accessory that makes them confident and hides all their flaws. It has must be noted that most of these celebs herein look great even without makeup.

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Here are some of your favs without makeup

Afia Schwarzenegger

No Make-Up Photos Of Your Favorite Celebrities That Broke The Internet

 

Hajia Bintu

 

 

 

Serwaa Armihere

No Make-Up Photos Of Your Favorite Celebrities That Broke The Internet

 

Nana Ama McBrown

Berla Mundi

No Make-Up Photos Of Your Favorite Celebrities That Broke The Internet

 

Wendy Shay

No Make-Up Photos Of Your Favorite Celebrities That Broke The Internet

 

 

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