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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Revenge Porn Site

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Beaumont, TX: A privacy class action lawsuit has been filed against GoDaddy.com and Texxxan.com by women alleging the companies host a revenge porn website that contains photographs of themselves and their personal information, posted without their permission, and for commercial gain.

Specifically, the privacy class action lawsuit states: " Godaddy.com hosts the website www.Texxxan.com, which is a "revenge porn" website. This explicit website is dedicated to publishing intimate photos of young women, and also publishing private facts about these women, all of which are done without obtaining permission or authorization from the women who are the victims of this website. This website is significantly designed to cause severe embarrassment, humiliation, and emotional distress to all of the women Plaintiffs, and to all the women victims that are sought to be named as Plaintiffs through class-action certification (discussed infra).

The Defendants who own this website, or who contribute to its contents, or who subscribe to this website, are fully aware that they do not have permission from any of the women victims to publish their photographs or their other personal information. As such, the Defendants that arc currently named and The Defendants who shall be identified and joined later are all acting in a deliberately reprehensible manner to participate in activity that they know to be malicious, hurtful and harmful."

Currently 23 women have signed onto the class action, including Hollie Toups, a 32-year-old resident of Beaumont, Texas. In a recent media interview, Ms. Toups stated that some of her photos appear to have been uploaded by an ex-boyfriend, while others she says she never sent to anyone and may have been pirated from her phone or computer. The photos had been uploaded along with a link to her Facebook profile and real name. Conseqeuently, she received harassing messages for weeks after her photos surfaced on the site. The lawsuit contends that while GoDaddy is not actively posting to the website, it is profiting from its presence.



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