Read the full article by Samantha Cole at Vice.com

The porn production company is being sued by 22 women, who claim that they were told their videos wouldn’t appear online.

Pornhub, one of the most visited websites in the world, is hosting and profiting from videos of women who say their lives were ruined as a direct result of the videos being shared on its platform.

The videos were produced by Girls Do Porn, a “Pornhub Content Partner” that is being sued by 22 women for fraud, emotional distress damages, and misappropriation of their likeness. According to John O’Brien, one of the attorneys representing the women, at least 100 women interviewed by his team have said Girls Do Porn promised them the videos would never be widely distributed. “Plaintiffs’ counsel has spoken to well over 100 of these victims spanning from filming in 2009 until 2018, and each has each relayed a story identical to Plaintiffs,” the lawyers representing the women said in a trial brief submitted to the San Diego Superior Court.

According to O’Brien, videos of at least 11 of the women involved in the case are still hosted on Pornhub.

Motherboard’s investigation found that many women in Girls Do Porn videos erased their own online presences from the internet following doxing and bullying online, and private or public humiliation in real life.

Girls Do Porn is one of Pornhub’s most popular channels and continues to upload videos to Pornhub, with the most recent video uploaded two weeks ago. Pornhub also pitches Girls Do Porn content as a reason to buy its paid, premium membership that gives users access to videos that aren’t available for free.