US woman sues Facebook over `revenge porn` images

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 10:24

New York: A woman in the US has filed a $123 million case against social networking site Facebook for not deleting "revenge porn" images uploaded by her old friend.

According to the lawsuit, Facebook ignored repeated requests from Texas-based Meryem Ali to remove lewd images purported to be of her, uploaded presumably by her friend Adeel Shah Khan of Illinois.
Khan "negligently, knowingly and/or intentionally, maliciously and/or with gross negligence" violated Ali`s privacy, the suit alleged.

The $123 million lawsuit takes into account 10 cents each for Facebook`s 1.23 billion users.

"Khan created an `imposter Facebook` account under Ali`s name, and then uploaded several explicit images including at least one involving a sex act," a report in The Wrap said.
"These phony photos falsely and maliciously depicted plaintiff in a clearly derogatory and false light as some overly bold and overly aggressive sexual person, which plaintiff in fact and truth is not," Ali`s attorneys said in the suit.

According to Ali`s attorney, Ali befriended Khan around five years ago, but they never had a serious relationship.

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First Published: Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 10:24
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