Another day, another Backpage-related lawsuit.

As the notorious website Backpage was under fire by legislators and the public over alleged prostitution ads linked by critics to sex trafficking of minors, San Francisco software titan Salesforce stepped in to save the site and help it grow, a new lawsuit claims.

The lawsuit filed by 50 “Jane Does” alleges:

Salesforce knew the scourge of sex trafficking because it sought publicity for trying to stop it… But at the same time, this publicly traded company was, in actuality, among the vilest of rogue companies, concerned only with their bottom line.”

The suit claims Salesforce sold a customized database to Backpage that made its prostitution and sexual exploitation scheme possible in the first place.

The group of 50 plaintiffs bringing the case includes females sold for sex as minors via Backpage, the suit claimed. The plaintiffs include one female each from East Bay cities Antioch, Martinez and Pittsburgh, plus one from Sacramento, one from Fresno, and four from elsewhere in California, according to the suit.

Human beings — many more than just these 50 — were raped and abused,” the suit filed in San Francisco County Superior Court reads. Each of the 50 were “sexually exploited through the use of Backpage,” and traffickers, pimps and johns communicated with one another on the website, the suit alleged.

The suit claimed Salesforce conspired with Backpage “to assist human traffickers’ sexual exploitation and human trafficking of minors.”

We guess these are the sort of folks Tony Ortega would refer to as the ‘very smart people behind the very smart people’ who ran the platform Ortega has continually defended. They helped his boss manage a database of pimps and traffickers, and supplied a cloud database where Backpage stored details of its sex-trafficking business, after all. As long as the money kept coming in, Tony Ortega was content to praise his flesh peddling employers. Funny how we don’t hear the outrage from Ortega now that he’s off the payroll.

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