Pornhub Founder’s $16 Million Mansion Razed In Massive Fire, Arson Suspected
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 25: A Pornhub logo is displayed at the company's booth during the 2018 AVN Adult Expo at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on January 25, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic)
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Pornhub founder Feras Antoon’s unfinished mansion burned down late Sunday night in a suspected arson incident.

Police responded to a call of two men breaking into the grounds located on the northern side of Montreal about half an hour before midnight. The house was ablaze, and a group of 80 firefighters spent roughly three hours battling the fire before it was extinguished, according to the Daily Mail.

The house was almost completely destroyed, pictures obtained by the Daily Mail show. A few walls and badly burned structures were all that was left of the nearly $16 million home on Monday morning.

Antoon is the CEO of MindGeek, the parent company of the porn site Pornhub. The explicit website is facing potential ruin under allegations that the site was used to sex traffic minors.

Activist Laila Mickelwait outlined some of the allegations facing Antoon’s sex site in a February op-ed for The Washington Examiner:

In the last few months, there have been several shocking cases of sex trafficking and child rape films that were hosted on Pornhub. A 15-year-old girl who had been missing for a year was finally found after her mother was tipped off that her daughter was being featured in videos on the site — 58 such videos of her rape and sexual abuse were discovered on Pornhub.

Her trafficker, who was seen in the videos raping the child, was identified using surveillance footage of him at a 7-Eleven where he was spotted with his victim. He is now facing a felony charge.

Also in recent news was the case of 22 women who were deceived and coerced by Michael Pratt, owner of GirlsDoPorn, into performing sex acts on film that were subsequently uploaded to Pornhub. These women sued GirlsDoPorn and won a $12.7 million lawsuit against the company. According to a federal indictment, Pratt and his co-conspirators produced child pornography and trafficked a minor. Pratt reportedly fled the United States for New Zealand and is currently wanted on a federal warrant. But there are other individuals complicit in these crimes who should also be wanted by law enforcement — CEO Feras Antoon and COO David Marmorstein Tassillo of Mindgeek, the Canadian-based company (technically headquartered in Luxembourg for tax purposes) that owns Pornhub.

You see, Pornhub is complicit in the trafficking of these women and minors and probably thousands more like them.

Pornhub scrubbed an estimated 60% of its content, including millions of videos, in December after allegations of sex trafficking and rape videos on the site surfaced. The site has also been barred from making and receiving financial transactions from Visa and Mastercard. The porn site has since changed its policies to only allow new uploads from verified users.

“As part of our policy to ban unverified uploaders, we have now also suspended all previously uploaded content that was not created by content partners or members of the Model Program,” Pornhub said last year. “This means every piece of Pornhub content is from verified uploaders, a requirement that platforms like Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, Snapchat and Twitter have yet to institute.”

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