Porn stars have been increasingly using legal services to pay for work since 2010, and now, in a rare case, a court has found that some of them were using an automated payment service that can be used by anyone to do it.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) enforcement unit was investigating how some porn stars use BitPay, a digital payment company that offers an easy way to pay their workers.
BitPay claims to be a “legal marketplace” for payments made by porn stars.
But the investigation found that in 2015, a number of porn stars had used BitPay to pay workers for non-porn related work, including the production of porn, to the tune of around $3 million.
“A significant amount of money was made on the basis of this payment, and there was an overall amount of work being done,” a spokeswoman for the ACCC told the ABC.
“We have been investigating how BitPay is being used by some of these porn stars.”
She said the company had been notified about the issue, but was not yet ready to comment on it.
“While we don’t have any evidence that the money was being paid directly to the performer, we can confirm that some money was transferred from the payment provider to the person,” she said.
“The company has been aware of the issue and is taking steps to improve.”
She also said that it was “very rare” for an employee to be employed by BitPay.
In his response to the investigation, BitPays chief operating officer Matthew Smith said: “BitPay’s payment provider BitPay operates a payment gateway that allows the payment of money between people.”””
We only pay our workers indirectly.”
In his response to the investigation, BitPays chief operating officer Matthew Smith said: “BitPay’s payment provider BitPay operates a payment gateway that allows the payment of money between people.”
“This payment gateway is a payment solution that enables our service to facilitate transactions between parties, including payment providers, without the need for a third party.”
The ACCC was investigating BitPay after an employee complained to the commission that BitPay was paying her for sex without her consent.
It’s a relatively rare case for the industry to find out how porn performers are paying for their work.
“It’s extremely rare for an employer to be held liable for sex workers using their own money for their own sexual gratification,” the spokeswoman said.
Topics:law-crime-and-justice,consumer-protection,internet-technology,porn,online-business,internetworking,consumer,technology-and_technology,industry,australiaFirst posted April 22, 2019 06:28:46Contact Anna RentonMore stories from Western Australia