Wow! The IMDb Plays Legal Hardball Against Actress Who Wants to Lie About Her Age

Wow! The IMDb Plays Legal Hardball Against Actress Who Wants to Lie About Her Age

Nov 14, 2011

It was only a few weeks ago when an unnamed actress filed suit against The Internet Movie Database (which is owned by Amazon.com), and her complaint was that the website's practice of publishing accurate birthdays has prevented her from lying about her age and therefore snagging a wider array of roles. Well, today the IMDb has fired back, and this rather juicy story from The Hollywood Reporter is all sorts of fascinating.

In a nutshell, their argument is "hey, sorry, but we're not here to help you lie about your age, so deal with it." The still-unnamed actress (who reportedly lives in Texas) may soon have two choices: drop the case -- or come clean and state her arguments for herself. No doubt helping the defense's case is the assertion that this actress tried to defraud the IMDb earlier this year by submitting some curious new documents that would have made her a few years younger.

From the defense: "Plaintiff's attempt to manipulate the federal court system so she can censor iMDb's display of her birth date and pretend to the world that she is not 40 years old is selfish, contrary to the public interest and a frivolous abuse of this Court's resources."

Kaboom! More on this oddly fascinating story over at The Hollywood Reporter. More soon! 

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