Pornhub tycoon's model wife calls for billionaire to cut ties with empire after child abuse claims

THE wife of billionaire Pornhub boss Bernd Bergmair has called for him to cut ties with the empire after claims of child abuse on the site.

Priscila Bergmair told The Sunday Times she wants greater controls to protect children from harmful content online.

Bernd, who is thought to be worth at least £1.2billion is the majority owner of MindGeek, a Canadian porn conglomerate with revenues of £325million a year.

Its portfolio includes the video-sharing services RedTube and YouPorn as well as Pornhub.

The websites have recently been embroiled in controversy after allegations that they failed to remove “revenge porn”, “rape videos” and “child abuse”.

Priscila said: “Everyone wants the best to be done. Because people have children.

"I have children now. So I don’t want children, you know … none of us want that. We all want things to be right.”

Addressing the recent controversies surrounding MindGeek, she said that she hoped her husband would soon end his involvement with the firm.

She said: “To be honest I never knew of this. I was totally out of this … The only thing he told me is that he wishes he was not in this, and I think he will not be very soon.”

Asked whether her husband was planning to cut ties with the company, she replied: “I hope so. I don’t know. I really hope so.”


At the end of last year it was reported around 80 percent of Pornhub's videos were deleted overnight following the claims.

The site said it would delete any videos that were not uploaded by "official content partners."

Since 2007, when the platform was launched, anyone could create an account and upload any video to the site.

The purge came after a column published in the New York Times claimed recordings of assaults on unconscious women and girls were uploaded to the platform.

Pornhub said: “The safety of the Pornhub community is our top priority, which is why we have enacted the most comprehensive safeguards in user-generated platform history.

“We have banned uploads from unverified users, eliminated downloads, expanded our moderation processes and collaborated with dozens of non-profit organisations around the world, steps that surpass those of any other major platform on the internet.

“Every online platform has the responsibility to join this fight against illegal material.

"It requires collective action and constant vigilance, and we are committed to remaining at the forefront of safety and security in the tech and social media industries.”

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