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Visa Sued to Reveal Past Board Interactions with Pornhub Ad Arm

Jan. 20, 2023, 6:19 PM

Visa Inc. is being sued by a shareholder to disclose details about its services to companies that are accused of providing child pornography.

The shareholder, Operating Engineers Construction Industry, brought the litigation on Thursday in the Delaware Chancery Court. The shareholder seeks books and records to investigate the “disinterestedness” of Visa’s board over its business with companies that could be involved in child pornography, the lawsuit said.

Visa and its competitor Mastercard Inc. began reviewing their ties with MindGeek, the parent company of Pornhub, when a New York Times column ...