Rachel, whose identity is being withheld, discovered photos of herself on an old hard drive belonging to her ex-husband. The images had been shared on two different porn websites. Pornhub, the world’s largest porn site, posted a video of her in her own bed. The titles of the videos include “while sleeping” and “sleeping pills.”
Rachel contacted the RCMP, who advised her not to remove the photos until the investigation was finished. She claims the video had been on the internet for three years, during which time she was still married to her ex. W5 is attempting to protect the identity of the woman who wishes to remain anonymous. The full report will air on W5 on Thursday, August 16 at 10 p.m. ET. MindGeek, Pornhub’s parent company, is the subject of at least five lawsuits. Mind Geek allegedly profited from non-consensual and child abuse content, according to the lawsuits. In Canada, at least one suit is an international class-action suit that has not yet been certified. The woman who posted the video claims she was taken aback when she discovered it was posted by her husband.
She filed a “content removal request” with Pornhub to remove all traces of the video, which was still visible on Google. She claims Pornhub informed her that it was now her responsibility to track down the sites that linked to the Pornhub images. The video was taken down by Pornhub a few days after she reported it to the RCMP.
According to Pornhub, all traces of Rachel’s video have been removed from the site. She denies this and claims that the video can still be found on other websites. The “exclusive model program” on Pornhub provides “protection” to clients who pay a fee for exclusive service. Rachel claims Pornhub has never apologized to her. “I’ll always be someone’s porn,” she declares. “It’s a disaster. I mean, this is something that will stay with me for the rest of my life. “ “I want every trace of this video to be removed. My naked body is literally depicted in the thumbnail that you created and distributed”, Rachel wrote to Pornhub in February in a letter to the company.