"Pornhub actively profited from my rape."

*Content warning* This post may be distressing. 

Earlier this month Rose Kalemba, who had previously exposed Pornhub for hosting footage of her rape as a fourteen-year-old and their unwillingness to remove the footage for six months, exposed Pornhub hosting videos of her friend being raped as a toddler. Despite being flagged, Pornhub allowed the child rape videos to remain for hours, during which time they accumulated hundreds of views. We wrote about it here.

Rose’s friend, Avri, has since come forward and shared her experiences in a series of tweets.

Avri flagged the videos as “underage” and filled out the content removal request form, with no response from Pornhub.

The videos were left up overnight and finally removed in the morning, but only the ones where it was undeniably obvious I was a toddler. The ones where I was older - 9 or 10 - were left up; they were very popular. Finally, a full day after being flagged, they were removed as well.

There is no doubt in my mind that if we hadn't sent email after email, threatening legal action and demanding the videos be taken down, Pornhub would have been happy to leave them up.

They were quick to remove videos where I'm in diapers, but dragged their feet removing the popular ones where my age was *slightly* more ambiguous. The more popular they got, the longer they were left up, and the more ads surrounded them. Pornhub actively profited from my rape.

Avri called for Pornhub to be held accountable:

Pornhub accuses victims of “making it up”

Pornhub not only hosts and profits from child rape videos, ignoring victim’s pleas to remove them, but they also gaslight victims and accuse them of lying. On a Reddit thread, a Pornhub representative accused victims of “making it all up”, despite acknowledging the child rape videos had been removed in the same post.

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Over half a million people have signed the petition to Shut Down Pornhub and Hold Its Executives Accountable for Aiding Trafficking. Sign and share now!

See also:

Pornhub exposed hosting toddler abuse videos- Collective Shout

I was raped at 14, and the video ended up on a porn site’- BBC

Pornhub commits crimes against women and girls- Collective Shout

Pornhub claims to have a "steadfast commitment" to eradicating non-consensual, underage material: we're not buying it- Collective Shout

Child sexual abuse, trafficking, rape: the global push to shut down Pornhub- Collective Shout


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