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Thursday 23 June 2022 05:26 AM Two top Pornhub execs resign amid scrutiny of alleged nonconsensual sexually ... trends now

Two top Pornhub executives have resigned after the adult website company was accused of hosting sexually explicit nonconsensual videos, including ones involving minors, for years.

Pornhub-owner MindGeek said on Tuesday Chief Executive Officer Feras Antoon and Chief Operating Officer David Tassillo have resigned after more than a decade running the adult website company.

'Antoon and Tassillo leave MindGeek's day-to-day operations after more than a decade in leadership positions with the company,' the company said in a statement. 'MindGeek's executive leadership team will run day-to-day operations on an interim basis, with a search underway for replacements.'

News of the executives' exit comes after The New Yorker released a scathing report about the company, claiming that its system failed to address videos depicting underage and non-consenting individuals, including on its Pornhub, Brazzers, RedTube and YouPorn sites. 

Former MindGeek CEO Feras Antoon

Former MindGeek COO David Tassillo

Chief Executive Officer Feras Antoon (left) and Chief Operating Officer David Tassillo (right) resigned from MindGeek, the company best known for operating Pornhub

It comes after The New Yorker released a scathing report that Pornhub has hosted sexually explicit nonconsensual videos, including ones involving minors, for years

It comes after The New Yorker released a scathing report that Pornhub has hosted sexually explicit nonconsensual videos, including ones involving minors, for years

WHO ARE PORNHUB'S FORMER TOP TWO?  

Syrian-Canadian Feras Antoon, 46, co-founded Brazzers in 2005, with its quick popularity allowing the company to expand and establish YouPorn the following year. 

Antoon sold his businesses to German porn mogul Fabian Thylmann, founder of Manwin, in 2010 as the European businessman sought to buy up several porn websites around the world.

But after he was charged with tax evasion in 2012, Thymann sold Manwin to Fatoon and David Tassillo for a reported $77 million, which later became MindGeek with Fatoon serving as CEO and Tassillo as COO.

Antooon, of Montreal, is married with two children, with his brother, Mark, serving as a vice-president at MindGeek. 

In 2020, Antoon had purchased a $16 million mega-mansion on Montreal's 'Mafia Row,' which was burned to rubble last year in a suspected arson attack. 

He had put the mansion up for sale just weeks before the fire. 

Less is known about his partner, Tassillo, who last made news in 2021 when he was named in the Pandora Papers controversy. 

Tassillo was listed on two companies registered in Delaware, Anguilla, and the British Virgin Islands, The Toronto Star reported.

The so-called Panama Papers revealed Tassillo was the sole owner of Appscrutiny LLC and Appiation Management LLC, which were both registered in Delaware.

He also registered Singleron Ltd. in Anguilla, and Teckkix in the British Virgin Islands in 2017. 

He reportedly used nominee shareholders and directors to create the companies, which allowed him to hide his identity. 

Tassillo lives a lavish life in Montreal, Quebec. He lives in this house on a quiet cul-de-sac in Laval, just north of Montreal. The home backs onto the Prairies River. 

Both Fatoon and Tassillo have denied claims that their company allows

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