Porn video taken on Mount Batur goes viral


Bangli Municipal Police are working to identify two foreigners involved in a porn video taken on Mount Batur, Bali and uploaded on PornHub a year ago.

The video has gone viral in recent days, prompting public outrage as Mount Batur is considered a sacred place by Balinese Hindus.

The woman in the video has been identified as Russian porn actress Miha Nika, while the identity of the man is still unknown.


The video was recorded early last year


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The video, which has since been taken down, had over 1.2 million views on PornHub
Video adapted from: @jeg.bali

According to Bangli Municipal Police Chief I Gusti Agung Dhana Aryawan, the video was recorded before April 2020 and uploaded on Miha Nika’s PornHub page.

At the time of writing, the video has been taken down from PornHub, having amassed over 1.2 million views.

The police are still working with the Bali Immigration Office to find out whether the porn actress and her partner in the video are still in Bali, which could prove difficult as ‘Miha Nika’ seems to be a stage name and her actual name is still unknown.


The couple could face more than two years in prison


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A Bangli police officer pointing at the site where the video was recorded
Image credit: Bangli Municipal Police

If the couple are still in Indonesian territory, they could be charged with public indecency – an offense that carries a maximum sentence of two years and eight months’ imprisonment.

However, considering the current travel restrictions imposed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it is highly likely that they are no longer in Indonesia.


Porn video taken on Mount Batur goes viral


Recording a porn video in a public place is shocking enough, but doing so in a place considered sacred by locals is just next-level – especially considering that Bali has been dealing with a large number of misbehaving foreigners in the past year including a US influencer who encouraged people to move to the island despite the pandemic and a couple who pulled a face-painted mask prank.

We hope the police will be able to identify and find the people involved in the viral video, and that this will serve as a deterrent to prevent anyone – especially foreigners – from disrespecting sacred places in Bali.

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Cover image adapted from @jeg.bali and Bangli Municipal Police

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