Amazon.com says that the Texas actress who is suing to prevent her age from being displayed in the company’s IMDb online film directory is acting in a selfish manner, with lawyers for the Seattle online retailer arguing that the case should be dismissed, according to a report by The Associated Press.

“Plaintiff’s attempt to manipulate the federal court system so she can censor IMDb.com’s display of her birthdate 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,” Amazon attorneys wrote.

In October, a Texas actress of Asian descent (no name was given) filed a suit in which she claimed that IMDb intercepted personal information during the credit card sign up process and then later used that information to fill out her personal profile, including her age. She’s seeking $1 million in damages.

“Defendants’ actions have had a double-whammy effect on Plaintiff’s livelihood. First, because lesser-known forty-year-old actresses are not in demand in the entertainment business, Plaintiff has suffered a substantial decrease in acting credits, employment opportunities and earnings since Defendants’ addition of Plaintiff’s legal date of birth to the Internet Movie Database,” the suit said.

 

Comments

  • Guest

    What’s most interesting here is that IMBb doesn’t deny the actual complaint, that they used the information inappropriately. Their privacy policy doesn’t actually back them up. I think they assume no one will actually read it and they’ll win the public relations battle. Pretty sleazy.

  • Steve Chayer

    I agree with this woman. Perception is reality, especially in the theatrical arts. IMBb has done this professional a great disservice. Grow up IMBb. Do the right thing and fix it. 

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