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Wednesday, 19 October 2011 10:29

Actress sues movie site for telling the truth about her

Written by Nick Farell

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You can't mention woman's age

A US actress is suing Amazon for more than $1 million for revealing her age on its Internet Movie Database website and refusing to remove the reference when asked.

The unnamed actress lives in Texas, is of Asian descent and has an Americanized stage name. In her lawsuit she says that IMDb misused personal information after she signed up for the industry insider IMDbPro service in 2008.

She noticed her legal date of birth had been added to her public acting profile. She requested that it be removed and IMDb refused.

The lawsuit moans that in Hollywood a person who is approaching 40 can't get work and it is nearly impossible for an up-and-coming actress, such as the plaintiff, to get work as she is thought to have less of an 'upside', therefore, casting directors, producers, directors, agents-manager, etc. do not give her the same opportunities, regardless of her appearance or talent. While she can't get work because of her age, she still looks young enough to play younger characters, the suit complained.

More here.


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+1 #1 Jigar 2011-10-19 10:49
Crappy comment. Please delete
+2 #2 m3rdpwr 2011-10-19 11:29
Boo Hoo, I'm over 40 and need to get a real job...
+1 #3 TinHat 2011-10-19 11:59
So she thinks people owe her a living eah? What next, sueing next dooors child for calling her a granny.

She should of tried that same cheap trick with FaceBook, back in the days when their website protection was laughable.
0 #4 Medallish 2011-10-20 08:44
I always try and see both sides of a case, and here's the thing, this is what she does, her job, and she might have a point, so instead of saying oh she's just overly sensitive, or that she should get a job, try and imagine if it was your bread and butter on the line. But other than that I agree that 1 million is waaay too much. But I would ask people to not just kneejerk - "all hollywood people are just greedy", and that acting's not a real job if you don't know. I don't, but from what I hear it's not a dance on roses.

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