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Woman Sues Facebook For $123 Million Over Revenge Porn

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We have written in the past about the topic of “revenge porn” – pornography that is uploaded on the internet without consent, often for the purpose of getting revenge.

Yesterday, a Texas resident sued Facebook and her former friend for “revenge porn.” Meryam Ali, the plaintiff, claims that her former friend, Adeel Shah Khan, “set up a fake Facebook page in her name that contained doctored photographs that put her face on false, phony, naked body shots.”

When Ali found out, she requested multiple times that Facebook delete the obscene materials. However, Facebook consistently “ignored repeated requests from Ali to rid of the site of falsified, lewd images.”

The materials were eventually taken down when the Houston Police Department subpoenaed Facebook in order to identify the creator of the fake account.

The suit alleges that Khan “negligently, knowingly and/or intentionally, maliciously and/or with gross negligence” violated Ali’s privacy, and that “Facebook is at fault for failing to act in a timely matter.”

“It’s a pretty serious situation,” David Altenbern, an attorney represeenting Ali, commented. “She is obviously very mad about what happened, very upset.”

The $123 million in damage were derived from 10 cents for every 1.23 billion users on Facebook.