A US actress sues the internet giant Amazon for publishing her age on the website
A US actress is suing the web giant Amazon on account of revealing her personal information on its Internet Movie Database (IMDb) website. According to the sources, the Texas based actress, who asked to keep her identity secret and is referred as Jane Doe, has claimed that the Amazon invaded her personal information by using the credit card details and published her real age on IMDb.
The 40-year-old Jane Joe filed a lawsuit in Federal court of Seattle stating that Amazon’s actions have greatly affected her livelihood as she has faced a substantial decrease in employment opportunity in the entertainment business.
The plaintiff also claimed that she has received many rejections from a number of employers after they came to know about her real age. As the actress looks quite young considering her real age, some employers rejected her for the role which she was interviewed.
“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, Second, because plaintiff looks so much younger than her actual age indicates, plaintiff has experienced rejection in the industry for each ‘forty-year-old’ role for which she has interviewed.” The lawsuit declares.
The actress referred as Jane Doe purchased an Industry Insider package from Amazon through credit card in the quest of gaining more work. The actress believes that the website has obtained her personal information and the real age as a result of the online transaction and posted on the website which is against the law.
Jane Doe is seeking 75 thousand dollars in compensatory and around one million dollars in punitive damages as she had a double-whammy effect on her source of income after the age was made public.
The Internet Mover Database (IMDb), which is an online database of movies, television shows and also holds the profiles of actors and actress, is solely owned by Amazon and they will be directly dealing with the lawsuit.