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MySpace Sued For $30m

Post by Mattical » Sun Jun 25, 2006 5:42 am

A 14-year-old Travis County girl who said she was sexually assaulted by a Buda man she met on MySpace.com sued the popular social networking site Monday for $30 million, claiming that it fails to protect minors from adult sexual predators.

The lawsuit claims that the Web site does not require users to verify their age and calls the security measures aimed at preventing strangers from contacting users younger than 16 "utterly ineffective."

"MySpace is more concerned about making money than protecting children online," said Adam Loewy, who is representing the girl and her mother in the lawsuit against MySpace, parent company News Corp. and Pete Solis, the 19-year-old accused of sexually assaulting the girl.
Hmm… I’m not a fan of myspace, but they do post warnings everywhere, so they can’t really be blamed, the two could’ve met anywhere! :?
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Post by Ralph » Sun Jun 25, 2006 7:58 am

I doubt the lawsuit has merit.
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Post by Corlyss_D » Sun Jun 25, 2006 2:40 pm

Ralph wrote:I doubt the lawsuit has merit.
Let's hope. What the hell are parents for if not to monitor their kids?
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Post by Madame » Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:13 am

I got this in an email:

Actually, It's All Your Fault

Many of you by now know that MySpace.com is being sued by a
14-year-old girl who claimed on MySpace.com to be 15, when she was 13,
so she could get beyond MySpace age restrictions and who then met a
19-year-old man online who then raped her when they arranged a
meeting. She and her mother claim that MySpace.com should have known
that she was underage and should have stopped the girl from arranging
the meeting with an older man ... somehow.

And therefore it's completely MySpace.com's fault that this
unfortunate incident happened.

Now the rapist is claiming that he is actually more of a victim than
the girl and says he will also be suing MySpace.com for allowing the
girl to claim that she was 15-years-old when, at the time, she was
13-years-old.

The term "personal responsibility" is begging to become an oxymoron.

In other news, MySpace.com has put into place new security policies
prohibiting people older than 18 from entering space reserved for 14
and 15-year-olds because, as we all know, no pedophile would ever lie
about his age.

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Post by Ralph » Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:04 am

Madame wrote:I got this in an email:

Actually, It's All Your Fault

Many of you by now know that MySpace.com is being sued by a
14-year-old girl who claimed on MySpace.com to be 15, when she was 13,
so she could get beyond MySpace age restrictions and who then met a
19-year-old man online who then raped her when they arranged a
meeting. She and her mother claim that MySpace.com should have known
that she was underage and should have stopped the girl from arranging
the meeting with an older man ... somehow.

And therefore it's completely MySpace.com's fault that this
unfortunate incident happened.

Now the rapist is claiming that he is actually more of a victim than
the girl and says he will also be suing MySpace.com for allowing the
girl to claim that she was 15-years-old when, at the time, she was
13-years-old.

The term "personal responsibility" is begging to become an oxymoron.

In other news, MySpace.com has put into place new security policies
prohibiting people older than 18 from entering space reserved for 14
and 15-year-olds because, as we all know, no pedophile would ever lie
about his age.
*****

Neither the girl's claim nor the rapist's should be taken seriously.
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