Attorneys for the defense were not immediately available for comment.
The civil case was interrupted at one point when Pratt, Wolfe, Garcia, company administrative assistant Valerie Moser and alleged accomplice Amberlyn Nored were charged in federal court with sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion.
Website owners Michael James Pratt, 36, and Matthew Isaac Wolfe, 37, and porn actor Ruben Andre Garcia, 31, were sued by 22 women who claimed they were deceived and coerced into making explicit sex films without knowing the images would be posted on the internet.
Before joining the U-T, she worked as a reporter for the Whittier Daily News, The Vista Press and The San Diego Daily Transcript.
The judge also ordered the GirlsDoPorn website owners to prominently post in recruitment ads that videos would go on the internet.
The complaint filed by the U.
Women who sign up to make the videos must get copies of the legal agreement ahead of time and give permission before their names or personal information are used.
She joined The San Diego Union-Tribune in 1988, and since then has reported police, fire and court news in every corner of the county.