Matt Reynolds reports:
Women who appeared in “Girls Gone Wild” videos while they were underage teenagers are entitled to anonymity at trial against the soft-core porn franchise they say coerced their conduct, according to a split-panel ruling from the 11th Circuit.
“Anyone entering the plaintiffs’ names into an online search engine will find several links containing articles discussing their appearance in the videos,” Judge Joel Dubina wrote for the majority. “In a worse scenario, an audience of voyeurs, pornographic consumers and pedophiles will create a heavy demand for these links, pictures and videos, knowing they provide an easy way to obtain some explicit sexual images of minors.”
“Justices should not carry such a high price,” he concluded.
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