HOUSTON – A former adult entertainer accuses Facebook of
publishing information erroneously identifying her as transgender and has
pursued legal action against the popular social media Web site in the United
States District Court of the Southern District of Texas.
Paree La’Tiejira’s lawsuit, which was filed Aug. 23,
explains that the plaintiff, 41, previously won a court battle arising from
published false and defamatory statements about her being born a male only for
Facebook to disseminate the same content for which she sued.
The suit also implicates Adam Anders and "fictitious" defendants A, B, and C.
La’Tiejira sought to become a pornographic actress in Los
Angeles two decades ago. Once known as “Lady Paree,” the complaint says, she
lives in Houston and is currently unemployed.
In or around late 2009, La’Tiejira sued Mark C. Carriere and
Leisure Time Entertainment in an Indiana circuit court for defamation and
eventually secured a $52.5 million judgment in the case.
Per recent court papers, Facebook and its co-founder and
chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg were aware that the complainant is a
woman but referred to her as a man on their online platform.
According to La’Tiejira, the defendants’ actions have
negatively impacted her acting career, as well as made her a target for
harassment and physical injury.
The subject ordeal purportedly caused the plaintiff to seek
Serving as her own counsel, she consequently seeks $2
million in damages and a jury trial.
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