CEO, COO of Pornhub's parent company resign: Report

London, June 23 (IANS) CEO Feras Antoon and COO David Tassillo of adult entertainment portal Pornhub's parent company MindGeek have resigned.
 
CEO, COO of Pornhub's parent company resign: Report

London, June 23 (IANS) CEO Feras Antoon and COO David Tassillo of adult entertainment portal Pornhub's parent company MindGeek have resigned.

The news of their exit comes shortly after the New Yorker published an 8,000-word investigative piece on the company that claimed that Pornhub has hosted sexually explicit non-consensual videos, including those with children, for years, reports 'Variety'.

"Antoon and Tassillo leave MindGeek's day-to-day operations after more than a decade in leadership positions with the company," a company representative said in a statement to the website.

"With the company strategically positioned for long-term growth, MindGeek's executive leadership team will run day-to-day operations on an interim basis, with a search underway for replacements," the representative added.

MindGeek's policies say videos on its site are vetted to ensure that they do not feature minors and also to verify that the videos have been shared with the consent of the people who appear in them.

However, The New Yorker interviewed several women who discovered videos and pictures of themselves on Pornhub that they did not consent to share and who spent months trying to get the site to remove the material.

The representative added that the leadership transition has been in the works since early 2022.

Antoon and Tassillo will remain shareholders in MindGeek.

--IANS

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