Actress Suing IMDb Over Age Must Reveal Her Name

'Jane Doe' must re-file suit under real name or drop case
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 24, 2011 4:48 PM CST
Actress Suing IMDb Over Age Must Reveal Her Name
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(Newser) – A bizarre celebrity lawsuit takes an amusing twist. The actress suing for $1 million because the Internet Movie Database, which Amazon owns, revealed her real age, must reveal something of her own: her name. The Hollywood Reporter explains that a US District Court judge yesterday ruled that "the injury she fears"—apparently, that she'll be blacklisted in Hollywood—"is not severe enough to justify permitting her to proceed anonymously." And so "Jane Doe" has 14 days to re-file under her true name or drop the case. She claims IMDb got her age via her credit card information when she subscribed to IMDbPro in 2008. Click for more on the case. (Read more IMDB stories.)

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