We have previously followed the case of actress Junie Hoang, 41, who sued IMDb after it obtained her correct age which she said made it more difficult for her to play younger roles. Jurors last week rejected Hoang’s remaining claims, leaving her with fruitless litigation that only served to highlight her age.
Huong Hoang, who goes by the stage name Junie Hoang, insisted that the website violated its user agreement by using her account information to obtain her true age. As we discussed earlier, U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman threw out prior claims under Washington privacy laws and fraud, but did allow her breach of contract claim to go to jury. It was a case that clearly did not improve with age.
Defense lawyer Harry Schneider hammered Hoang about tax returns showing her 2010 income as an actress was between $1,000 and $2,000, questioning whether she could seriously call herself an actress with such limited actual acting roles. He also noted that the user agreement required truthful answers, which she did not give on her birthdate. After she tried to get them to remove the true birthdate, the company asked for proof that it was false.
Hoany has played younger women in what is described as “B-list” movies like “Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver” and “Hoodrats 2: Hoodrat Warriors.” I am not sure that suing over your true age will make you more appealing to studios, but it was clearly not appealing to a federal jury.
Source: NY Daily News