SAN DIEGO — Six additional models have jumped on the litigation train and have filed breach-of-contract claims against the operators of GirlsDoPorn.com, alleging they misrepresented movie distribution plans after the models signed contracts and performed.
So far, GirlsDoPorn.com has been hit with 22 similar claims filed in three suits. All of the models claim they were exploited beyond what they agreed upon after answering Craigslist ads and shooting porn.
The 22 women — ranging from age 18-22 — individually claim they flew from their hometowns in the U.S. and Canada for boy/girl assignments that averaged about $2,000 to $5,000 for each shoot. The performances took place at numerous luxury hotels in San Diego and elsewhere, they claim.
After the shoots, each of the performers found their videos posted on the GirlsDoPorn.com website despite promises that their productions would only be distributed overseas and for private use, according to the suits.
Attorney Aaron Sadock, who represents GirlsDoPorn.com, told XBIZ he’s “not surprised that a few more models have jumped on the bandwagon seeking a payday in court.”
Sadock said that in the months since the court lifted a previous protective order that prevented his legal team from investigating the case using the real names of plaintiffs, he still has not seen from plaintiffs or witnesses any solid evidence supporting their factual allegations and legal claims.
Like the original group of plaintiffs who filed in June 2016, “all of the models who have joined the lawsuits face an uphill battle of proving at trial that the court should not enforce their signed contracts that are backed up by on-camera acknowledgements.”
“We expected that to happen, given the large number of models who have appeared in GirlsDoPorn.com videos,” Sadock said. “But we see no indication that plaintiffs’ cases are improving with the addition of new parties. This remains a breach-of-contract case, and the only ‘sex appeal’ it has are the models themselves whose videos remain on GirlsDoPorn.com.”
The 22 models make allegations of intentional misrepresentation, fraudulent concealment, false promise, negligent misrepresentation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, misappropriation of name and likeness, negligence and breach of contract, among other allegations.
They are seeking $500,000 a piece in damages, along with punitive damages and attorneys’ fees.
A trial date was previously set for last year; however, due to the mounting number of plaintiffs and in consideration of consolidating the cases, a new trial date hasn’t been set and discovery continues.
Attorney Robert Holm, whose law firm represents each of the plaintiffs, did not respond for XBIZ comment by post time.