PayPal Turns Off Payments To Pornhub Models

PayPal has turned off payments to Pornhub’s models — a move that’s left honchos at the adult video website hot and bothered.

The money transfer giant took the step because Pornhub fired off payments through the platform without getting its consent, the company said in a statement Thursday.

“We have taken action to stop these transactions from occurring,” the statement said.

A PayPal spokesman declined to say what permission Pornhub needed to obtain before making the problematic payments.

Pornhub says it is “devastated” by the decision that will dry up payments for more than 100,000 performers, “who rely on them for their livelihoods.”

The site will have staff “working around the clock” to make sure models get their money once they pick a new payment method, it said in a Thursday blog post.

Pornhub offers models a handful of other payment options including direct deposit, Verge cryptocurrency, Paxum e-wallets and paper checks, according to its website.

Pornhub is owned by MindGeek, the Luxembourg-based internet smut conglomerate behind Brazzers and Digital Playground. The site one of the most popular in the world; Pornhub has said it recorded more than 33 billion visits in 2018.

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