May 2021 – AFA Journal reported in March that a leading pornography website removed 10.6 million videos from its site after more than 40 sex trafficking survivors sued the parent company for monetizing their victimization.
A number of commercial litigation law firms have joined in filing a class action lawsuit against the site’s parent company. The representative class members are two childhood sex trafficking survivors who were sexually abused on tape and revictimized when the videos were played thousands of times on the site.
The port site financially benefitted from their abuse, which violates the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act and other laws. At least one of the rape perpetrators also benefitted monetarily from thousands of views on the site.
“It is deeply disturbing that a demand exists for this type of material,” said Bert Harper, AFA director of marriage, family, and pastoral ministries. “Pornography addiction is widespread and exists in the church as well. We need to do a better job of compassionately addressing this issue within our local churches.”