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
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We always lose until we don’t and then the public comes around and then Phillip Morris becomes Altria. And then folks say we knew those defendants were bad all along. It ‘s kismet.
BettyKath: For the second time today, I say Right On to you. I scroll down from above and see Leejcaroll saying Right On to you. There is something about the phrase that in two words gives power to the people. This litigant will get her publicity. In the future all who come in contact with her in her industry will think twice about hiring the old fart.
Bettykath, Right on. What is the saying? Something like no publicity is bad publicity as long as they spell your name right.
The utterly unreal avoidance of reality is cosmic comedy.
Maybe the suit was for the publicity, as in bad is better than none.
Some just improve with age…. But class is built in… Sally Fields….To name one….
When she was born her name and day of reckoning was most likely published in a newspaper. When she graduated from high school her name was probably on the list published in a newspaper. She published her age herself when she had her first drink at actual age 14 in some bar in NY, stating she was 18. If a newspaper got her real age from her parent’s release of the fact of her birth on the day of her birth then she should sue her parents, her doctor, the hospital, and the first newspaper. What she is worried about is age before beauty and life after birth. Dont they have rolls for old ladies anymore?
mespo, You plaintiff attorneys are whiners. The defense won..”Just win baby!” Al Davis
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. … 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.
Implying it was difficult for her to play any roles flies in the face of that old thespian truism that :”there are no small parts only small actors.” By the way, how many jury trials have you handled Mr. Defense Lawyer Schneider? Anything under 4 and I’m questioning your profession, too. Bad form.
Darren, It’s still more toxic to be a Republican.
After that litigation escapade she’s going to be more toxic to the studios than anyone.
What a piece of work. Whatever her age is, she has not grown up.
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