December 2, 2023
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A lawsuit was filed this week on behalf of 61 girls in opposition to Pornhub’s dad or mum firm for internet hosting movies produced by former San Diego-based web site, the house owners and operators of which have been charged by federal prosecutors with intercourse trafficking.

The grievance was filed Tuesday in San Diego federal court docket in opposition to Aylo Media S.A.R.L., previously often called MindGeek.

The corporate beforehand settled a separate lawsuit filed in San Diego on behalf of fifty girls who equally alleged the corporate operates a mess of pornographic websites which have hosted movies that includes the ladies, and maintained its enterprise relationship with GirlsDoPorn whilst the positioning got here below scrutiny for allegations of movies made by means of coercion and fraud.

In keeping with the grievance filed on behalf of Jane Doe No. 60 by means of Jane Doe No. 121, Aylo obtained “lots of, if not hundreds, of notices” through the years from girls who claimed their movies have been being revealed on Aylo’s web sites with out their consent, but didn’t examine these complaints.

The lawsuit alleges Aylo continued to do enterprise with GirlsDoPorn amid one other lawsuit filed in San Diego by 22 girls, who alleged they have been coerced to movie pornographic movies or led to imagine their movies would solely be distributed on DVDs to non-public house owners, moderately than proliferated on-line. A decide awarded the ladies practically $13 million on the conclusion of a trial.

The brand new lawsuit alleges the corporate’s enterprise partnership with GirlsDoPorn solely ended as a result of GirlsDoPorn ceased to exist amid a Division of Justice intercourse trafficking investigation.

“Following the FBI’s takedown of the GirlsDoPorn operators and enterprise and submitting of legal prices, Aylo lastly eliminated GirlsDoPorn’s movies from its web sites. However this was too little too late,” the grievance states.

A number of folks related to GirlsDoPorn have been charged by the native U.S. Legal professional’s Workplace and most have pleaded responsible to varied prices.

Amongst them, producer and porn actor Ruben Andre Garcia was sentenced to twenty years in jail, whereas web site operator Matthew Isaac Wolfe pleaded responsible to a conspiracy to commit intercourse trafficking rely and is slated for sentencing in January.

The web site’s founder, Michael James Pratt, was arrested in Spain final 12 months after greater than three years on the lam and awaits extradition to San Diego.

–Metropolis Information Service