100,000 PornHub models left unpaid after PayPal cuts them off

PayPal said on Thursday it had stopped payment support to PornHub's models after it found the adult entertainment website made certain payments without the permission of the payment processor.

"Following a review, we have discovered that PornHub has made certain business payments through PayPal without seeking our permission. We have taken action to stop these transactions from occurring," PayPal said in a statement.

PornHub, owned by Luxembourg-headquartered company MindGeek, said it was "devastated by PayPal's decision to stop payouts to over 100,000 performers who rely on them for their livelihoods".

MindGeek did not respond to a Reuters request for comment.

PayPal's terms of use bans "certain sexually oriented materials or services".

PornHub's told its models, who upload their own clips and get paid depending on ad revenue, to change their payment options to check, direct deposit or cryptocurrency, tech site The Verge reports.

Here in New Zealand, PornHub - and the wider adult entertainment industry - has been under fire from the Government, which is looking at a crackdown to stop younger Kiwis from accessing it.

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