Read the full article by Gene Zorkin at YNOT.com

SAN DIEGO – In a case which began with the filing of a complaint in 2016 by several Jane Doe plaintiffs, the operators of the adult site GirlsDoPorn.com stand accused of misleading the plaintiffs into performing in adult videos, in part by allegedly intentionally misrepresenting where and how the videos would be published and distributed.

In a complaint originally filed in 2016, the plaintiffs (which numbered four at the time) stated that the “young women appearing in The Defendants’ amateur pornography come from good families, have never appeared in pornography before, are often paying their way through school, and are just beginning their careers and adulthood.” The complaint asserts that with such backgrounds, “there is only one way The Defendants can convince these women to have sex on film: The Defendants lie to them.”

While the logic of that conclusions can be debated (historically, money alone has been known to be sufficiently persuasive in convincing all sorts of people to do things they likely wouldn’t do otherwise), if the allegations in the complaint are accurate, it’s not hard to see why a court would agree the plaintiffs have a case worth hearing.

According to the complaint, the defendants, which include GirlsDoPorn owners Michael Pratt and Matthew Wolfe, along with model recruiter Andre Garcia, used a “sham website” – beginemodelling.com – to draw in prospective models and get their contact information. Subsequently the defendants would “offer the young women thousands of dollars for adult film work.”

 

 

Gene Zorkin has been covering legal and political issues for various adult publications (and under a variety of different pen names) since 2002.