MindGeek Class Action
Sotos Class Actions is working in collaboration with Siskinds Desmeules Advocats to launch a proposed class action in Quebec against MindGeek and other associated defendants. The proposed class action seeks to represent all persons, world-wide, whose intimate videos or photos were posted without their consent on websites owned or operated by Mindgeek and the associated defendants, between 2007 and the date the class action is certified.
The defendants operate popular pornographic websites, including Pornhub and YouPorn, on which they published, and made available for download, intimate photos or videos of the class members that were posted without their consent. This included content that depicts child sexual abuse, the sexual assault of non-consenting adults, and intimate images of adults who have not consented to the public dissemination of such content.
The Applicant and the Class members, who featured in the non-consensual illegal content published on the defendants’ websites, seek compensation for the defendants’ breach of their statutory and common law rights.