Former porn star Mia Khalifa battles to have adult videos erased from websites

A petition calling for justice for Mia Khalifa has gained traction this week as the former porn star battles to have her films erased from the internet.

The star, who shot 11 films while working in the adult industry for three months when she was 21, has been detailing the roadblocks she’d faced in attempting to have her clips taken down.

Claiming adult company BangBros is ‘promoting her six-year-old videos like they’re new’, fans have now rallied behind the now-27-year-old, with the tag #JusticeForMia trending, and a petition garnering more than 1.6million signatures.

BangBros has said claims being made about the company are ‘false and defamatory’.

The Change.Org petition is demanding Mia’s ‘domain names be returned, [and] her videos be removed and fairly discussed in court without putting Mia Khalifa into deep financial ruin’.

Mia has previously spoken about the abuse she’s received due to her videos, claiming she’s received death threats from ISIS due to one particular film depicting her wearing an Islamic headscarf.

The petition reads: ‘The now 27-year-old Mia Khalifa appeared in the porn industry for a short span of three months in 2014 at the then age of 21. She was only paid $12k (£9,000) from the millions of dollars that Pornhub and BangBros make off her videos.

‘The infamous hijab video has collected ISIS death threats that have targeted Mia from the video’s release in 2014 to today. Mia attends therapy on a consistent basis for trauma, emotional distress, and consequences of bullying.’

Mia has been open in speaking about her experience in the porn industry, which has riled up many.

Sharing her thoughts on her time in the adult film industry, Mia recently lamented ‘the hourly dissociative attack from remembering hundreds of millions of people’s only impression of you is solely based on the lowest, most toxic, most uncharacteristic three months of your life when you were 21’.

After one social media user wrote about women pressured into the porn industry Mia replied on Instagram: ‘Those 11 videos will haunt me until I die, and I don’t want another girl to go through that – because no one should.’

Last week, she insisted she wasn’t targeting PornHub, but called out BangBros, writing on Twitter: ‘My fight isn’t with P*rnhub, it’s with B*angBros. PH is home to some strong, independent, entrepreneurial women who own, produce and distribute their own content. I AM NOT HERE TO GET IN THE WAY OF ANYONE’S BAG.

‘I just want B*angbros to stop actively putting me in harm’s way by promoting my six-year-old videos like they’re new, making millions of ppl think I’m still active.

‘The death threats are emotionally crippling, I haven’t felt safe even going to the grocery store alone in years. (sic)’

Claiming her accusations are ‘defamatory and false’, BangBros this week revealed it’s sent a cease and desist to Mia after she called out the company.

In a statement the company asked Mia to share with fans a ‘fact check list’ of the statements she had made.

Mia – who is yet to respond to BangBros statement – previously claimed she only made $12,000 while working in the adult entertainment industry, and ‘not a penny’ since, despite in 2018 being the second-most searched for name on PornHub, years out of the industry.

Last year she wrote on Twitter: ‘People think I’m racking in millions from porn. I made a TOTAL of around $12,000 in the industry and never saw a penny again after that.’

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