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Woman sues IMDb for revealing her age

EW has confirmed that a 40-year-old Texan actress (who is withholding her name due to “fear of retaliation”) has sued Amazon and its subsidiary the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) for revealing her age publicly on the movie site. In papers filed from the from the U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington (Seattle) last Thursday, the woman claims that, after she signed up for IMDbPro to boost her career, the site cross-referenced public records against her credit card information to determine her age, then posted her age online. She further alleges repeated requests to have the information removed were denied.

The complaint claims this was a fraudulent act that violated her privacy and breached the terms of the Subscriber Agreement and Privacy Policy she signed. The actress says her career and livelihood have been compromised by the IMDb’s “malicious, intentional, oppressive, outrageous” and “callous” unwillingness to take down her real age. She is seeking $75,000 in compensatory damages and $1 million in punitive damages, plus attorney’s fees.

Originally posted October 18 2011 — 3:13 PM EDT

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