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 professional help.
Serving as her own counsel, she consequently seeks $2 million in damages and a jury trial.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case No. 4:16-CV-2574