Owner Michael Pratt is a wanted fugitive, and one cameraman has testified to lying to the women who came to shoot what they thought was a quick-cash modeling gig. Officials also used a human trafficking narrative to take down Backpage. Pornhub has since taken down the Girls Do Porn channel , following the criminal charges. In her answer, she immediately conflated sex work with sex trafficking and needing rescue. Bull is wrong—this is not standard practice.
Zion. Age: 24.
I spoke with directors, performers, and harm reductionist activists about how this case, and the indictment of sex trafficking, is reverberating across the industry.
Elyse. Age: 29.
The scope of what they're accused of is overwhelming. After the videos were spread online and she was identified, she became suicidal and depressed, and ended up moving across the country to a place where no one knew her. Sex trafficking panic serves as a political lever to push legislators into supporting bills that harm consensual sex workers. But anti-porn groups, sex worker-exclusionary feminists, and misogynists would like the rest of the world to believe otherwise.