Women Win $13M in Lawsuit against California Porn Site

Women who Sued San Diego Porn Site for Fraud and Breach of Contract Win $13M

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A judge in California ordered the owners and operators of a San Diego-based porn website to pay $12.7 million after finding them liable for fraud and breach of contract. The judge said they lied to women about how their explicit videos would be distributed.

According to court records, GirlsDoPorn was sued by 22 women who alleged they were deceived and coerced into making sex videos, not knowing the content was to be posted on the internet.

The case was presided over by San Diego Superior Court Judge Kevin Enright. The judge ruled in favor of the women.

There were a total of 13 defendants, including the website owners Michael James Pratt, 36, and Mathew Isaac Wolfe, 37, and adult film actor Ruben Andre Garcia, 31.

The judge awarded the women $9.45 million collectively in compensatory damages and $3.3 million in punitive damages. He also granted the women’s request for ownership rights to their images that appeared on videos produced by the defendants and posted on several adult websites.

The website owners were ordered to prominently post in recruitment ads that videos would go on the internet and issue copies of the legal agreement ahead of time and seek permission before using names and personal information.