Kiwi who allegedly tricked women into appearing on amateur site Girls Do Porn being sued

The New Zealand man is one of three defendants being sued.
The New Zealand man is one of three defendants being sued. Photo credit: Screen grab via NBC 7 San Diego

A New Zealand man behind an amateur porn site is being sued by 22 women in the US after they allege they were exploited by porn producers.

Girls Do Porn chief executive Michael Pratt, a Kiwi, is one of the three defendants being sued for damages of roughly NZ$35 million, The New York Times reports.

It is alleged by the women they were tricked into being in porn videos, when they responded to ads for "models".

The ads allegedly read "Wanted, beautiful college type preppy girls," The Times reports.

A testimony from the women looks out how people are enlisted for amatuer porn. Videographer Matthew Wolfe and actor Andre Garcia are the other two defendants at the centre of the case.

According to The New York Times, Defence lawyer Aaron Sadock said in an email: "In our view, the women's regret over their decision to make pornographic videos was and remains the primary motivation for this lawsuit".

The Daily Beast reported Pratt started in the pornography business in 2000. He moved to the US in 2006, where he set up Girls Do Porn.

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