Revenge porn victim says she’s ‘terrified’ her children will see her sex tapes after ex-boyfriend uploaded them on Pornhub

According to the mother, one film featuring her performing oral sex on her ex had already been viewed more than 600,000 times


                            Revenge porn victim says she’s ‘terrified’ her children will see her sex tapes after ex-boyfriend uploaded them on Pornhub

A revenge porn victim was left in tears after sex tapes of her and an ex-boyfriend were uploaded to adult website Pornhub. The embattled mother, known only as Sophie, is now terrified her children will be able to access the home-recorded porn films after they were shared online by her former boyfriend. The videos have since been viewed thousands of times, The Sun reported.

According to her, one film featuring her performing oral sex on her ex had already been viewed more than 600,000 times by the time she saw it. Pornhub has recently been accused of profiting from "revenge porn" and failing to take down videos that offend others.

Sophie, now married, opened up to the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire show about her ordeal. "I felt shocked, embarrassed and violated," she said. 

An image of adult film actress Asa Akira is displayed at the Pornhub booth at the 2018 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on January 24, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Getty Images)

"I really don't think I'll ever get these images down from the internet. I'm sorry to my husband and I'm sorry to my children that when they get older, unfortunately, there are going to be images of their mother out there."

Sophie received a call from her sister in May 2018 saying the sex videos had gone viral. She immediately asked Pornhub to take the videos down, and the website did the needful in a week's time but the footage of the films was found on other sites after someone made 100 copies of the original footage and posted them across different porn streaming websites.

When Sophie came across the footage of her performing oral sex on her former boyfriend, she said she reacted with "absolute horror." According to her, they had broken up several years ago.

While she admitted they made six sex tapes together, she said she hadn't given permission to publish the videos online. "It was in the top 20-search history on Pornhub, so it was on the main front page," she added. "I was just like, 'What the hell am I going to do?'"

Law enforcement was notified about her predicament multiple times, but nobody has been charged thus far.



 

Pornhub is now being urged by campaigners and victims to crack down on hateful content that is uploaded without due permission. "Content that is uploaded to Pornhub that directly violates our terms of service is removed as soon as we are made aware of it and this includes non-consensual content," Pornhub vice-president Corey Price said in a statement.

"In 2015, to further ensure the safety of all our fans, we officially took a hard stance against revenge porn, which we believe is a form of sexual assault, and introduced a submission form for the easy removal of non-consensual content," he continued. "We also use a state-of-the-art third-party digital fingerprinting software, which scans any new uploads for potential matches to unauthorized material and makes sure the original video doesn't go back up on the platform," Price added.

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