MindGeek CEO, owner of Pornhub, resigns

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MindGeek, owner of Pornhub, said on Tuesday that chief executive Feras Antoon and chief executive David Tassillo had stepped down after more than a decade at the helm of the adult website company.

The executives’ resignation had been planned since early 2022, MindGeek said, adding that Antoon and Tassillo will remain shareholders in the company.

Luxembourg-based MindGeek, which also owns adult film production companies, has been embroiled in controversy in recent years.

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A 2021 lawsuit alleged that MindGeek violated federal sex trafficking and child pornography laws by allowing its users to post and profit from pornographic videos featuring people under the age of 18. (https://reut.rs/3NePXTg)

Visa Inc and Mastercard Inc in 2020 had suspended payment processing on Pornhub after a New York Times report found illegal content on its website.

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