Pornhub donates to Free Speech Coalition Emergency Fund

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Pornhub, the premier online destination for adult entertainment, today announced an initial $10,000 donation to the Free Speech Coalition (FSC), a member-based, non-profit trade association of the adult entertainment industry. The donation will be made to the FSC’s Emergency Fund, which will help adult entertainment talent and crew with their living expenses while they are unable to work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, Pornhub will also match any donations made to the FSC’s Emergency Fund up to an additional $20,000.

“Pornhub is committed to supporting the talent and crew who work in the adult entertainment industry and whose lives have been directly impacted by COVID-19,” said Corey Price, Vice President, Pornhub. “The Free Speech Coalition has always done a tremendous job of protecting the rights and freedoms of members of the adult entertainment industry and we’re proud to work alongside them to deliver some much needed relief to valued members of our community.”

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With Pornhub’s initial $10,000 donation, the FSC’s Emergency Relief Fund currently has over $45,000. It will begin distributing the funds to eligible talent and crew by this Wednesday, April 1.

For each verified application, the FSC Emergency Fund can pay up to $300 toward someone’s living expenses, which can include rent or mortgage, phone, internet, utilities, loan payments, groceries, gas, child care, prescriptions, and medical expenses. All reasonable expenses are eligible.

“We’re grateful to Pornhub for this contribution to help support adult industry talent and crew during this crisis. Their donation will help workers pay bills, buy groceries, and afford medication during these incredibly stressful times,” said Michelle L. LeBlanc, Executive Director, Free Speech Coalition. “We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of generosity from those in our community, and I know we’ll see more in the coming weeks.”

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This donation follows Pornhub’s recent relief efforts from last week. The company announced support to first responders and medical staff fighting on the front lines against COVID-19 around the world. This included donations of:

  • 15,000 surgical masks to protect first responders from the Local 2507 of New York City, which represents emergency medical technicians (EMTs), paramedics and fire inspectors of the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY).
  • 15,000 surgical masks to the Uniformed Firefighters Association (UFA) Local 94 of New York City to protect first responders.
  • 20,000 surgical masks to Mount Sinai South Nassau to bolster the safety of nurses, physicians and support staff caring for COVID-19 patients.
  • €50,000 to various European organizations to purchase additional masks and medical equipment, including Dein Quarantäne Engel / Deutsches Rotes Kreuzin Germany, Croce Verde di Vicenza in Italy, España vs Coronavirus. Mascarillas AQUÍ AHORA and Material Sanitario para Hospitales Públicos ESPAÑA in Spain.
  • $25,000 to Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP), contributing directly to sex worker relief funds in the SWOP-USA network to meet immediate requests for support from sex workers impacted by COVID-19.
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Furthermore, to help models who have been financially impacted by COVID-19, Pornhub announced it is offering them 100% of their video sales after processing fee — for a total payout of 85% of video sales earnings on both Pornhub and its clip site Modelhub — for the month of April. Compared to the previous month to date, the Pornhub Model Program has seen an average increase of over 15% in sales per day. This includes video sales growth, as well as tips and fan club sales growth – growing 10%, 21% and 18% compared to the month before, respectively.

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