22 Women Awarded $12.7 Million In Lawsuit Against Porn Site

A San Diego judge ruled that a California-based porn company must pay 22 women $12.7 million for defrauding and deceiving them. The women filed a lawsuit against the owners of GirlsDoPorn, accusing them of lying about how the pornographic videos they filmed would be used.

The women, who were not identified, said they were promised the videos would never be posted online and were assured the videos would never “be seen by anyone who might know them.” Despite the promises, the owners uploaded the videos to their website. The videos were also posted to other popular porn sites, where anybody could watch them.

The women also accused the owners of hiring women to pose as previously-hired models in an attempt to assure them that the adult video shoot would be “safe and enjoyable.” When the young women, who were college-aged and in need of money, agreed to do the shoots, they were forced to sign legal documents without being given enough time to read them.

When they showed up for the video shoots, they claimed they were held against their will and told they would not get paid if they refused to perform certain sex acts.

The owners of the website and two employees are also facing federal sex trafficking charges in connection with the scheme. If convicted on all charges, they could face life in prison.

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