According to Welt.de, the owner of Manwin Licensing International, which owns some of the most visited adult sites on the Internet including Youporn.com and Pornhub.com was arrested today at the Brussels Airport.
34-year-old Fabian Thylmann was arrested on suspicion to have evaded taxes.
According to the report, German officials seized numerous computers and documents at the offices of “Manwin Germany GmbH” last week.
Manwin along with Digital Playground sued ICM registry operator of the .XXX registry and ICANN for Anti-trust violations.
In October ICM counter-sued Manwin for $120 million dollars for “Combination or Conspiracy in Restraint of Trade”, violation of the Sherman Act and Violation of the Cartwright Act; Unfair Competition Under the Lanham Act and Tortuous Interference With Prospective Clients.
The case between Manwin and ICM is still pending in a California Federal Court.
Since filing the lawsuit Manwin Acquired Digital Playground the co-plaintiff in the ICM/ICANN case.
Marie Madison says
Proud day, when you are an owner in content he has stolen and refuses to take down. Go Germany!
First charge, tax evasion.
Second charge, being a complete and utter hypocrite, accusing ICM Reg/.XXX of trying to gain a porn monopoly when that’s exactly what Manwin wants.
Don’t drop the soap Fabian.
Kim Dotcom #2.