Pornhub Owner Montreal Home Destroyed in Fire

The mansion of Pornhub owner Feras Antoon burned down after being the target of an arson attack on Sunday April 26.

The home which was, still under construction, and has a listed value of $19 million and had 21 rooms, nine car garage, seven bathrooms and four powder rooms. 

Antoon purchased the land for $2 million and cut 220 trees to build the mansion.

Antoon is part owner of MindGeek, a company based out of Montreal that is famous for running and maintaining Pornhub. Pornhub is one of the worlds largest free repositories of erotica and saw massive spikes in traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Montreal police received a call at 11:30 P.M. CET regarding 2 trespassers on the property. When they arrived on scene, the house was already ablaze. The fire burned for multiple hours into Monday morning and residents of nearby homes were evacuated, though the police have reported that nobody was injured as a result.

Police told reporters that they will be investigating the remains of the building to determine what happened and to hopefully form a case.

Nearby residents told CBC reporters that the fire was “intense”, with one resident claiming that the flames reached as tall as 50 meters (164 feet) high.

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