The three unnamed girls, now aged 15 through 17, filed the suit in Pierce County Superior Court in Tacoma, Washington.
In the suit they allege that through the adult listings in Back. Bauer, an attorney representing the three girls, told ABC News.
Images of the underage girls were posted to Back. The site is a frequent online destination for escort services. The were posted by three men who pimped the girls out and kept all of the profits for themselves, the lawsuit claims.
The complaint states that Back. The suit says there is little to prevent anyone from posting offering prostitution on Back.
The site also offers a feature to repost escort automatically, for an additional fee. The lawsuit against Back.
The pimp who took advantage of the three girls, the suit says, was legally an adult. The three girls are identified in the complaint only as S. Baruti Hopson, 33, was the pimp who exploited the three girls via Back. Hopson was convicted in on multiple counts of child rape and promoting the sexual abuse of a minor.
Seattle attorney Liz McDougall, who represents Back.
She also said that Back. The lawsuit comes on the heels of a decision Friday in favor of Back.
Last week Back asked a Washington judge to issue an injunction against a state law that would require classified ad companies to verify the ages of people in sex-related advertisements. Attorneys for Back. On Friday, U. District Court Judge Ricardo Martinez granted the injunction.
Bauer, the attorney for the three girls, responded that it was "ridiculous" to call this an issue of freedom of speech. How about freedom to live life happy and joyous?
Freedom of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are constitutional rights. And children have them.
These freedoms are more import than corporate freedom-of-speech rights," he said in an interview with ABC News. Bauer also argued that the nature of Back's listings create a "volume business. He said he doesn't believe that the company's "triple-tier prevention system" makes a difference.
If they were, then they wouldn't be fighting tooth and nail against the law. McDougall said that closing down Back. She said the solution lies in stopping the demand.
If you shut down Back, it's not going to solve the problem. There's nothing we can do. We'll notify you here with news about.
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