Los Angeles-based law firm Tauler Smith LLP recently filed a revenge porn lawsuit on behalf of a well-known swimsuit model who is accusing Unruly Agency of distributing a nude photograph of her on the internet. The model is suing the marketing firm for explicitly violating the terms of their business agreement, damaging her burgeoning modeling career, and causing her to suffer severe emotional distress.
Unruly Agency Accused of Violating California “Revenge Porn” Laws
The model bringing the lawsuit is being identified as Jane Doe to ensure her privacy. She says that Unruly Agency violated California laws against “revenge porn” by publishing a topless photo of her on the popular social media platform OnlyFans. Unruly had complete control over the model’s OnlyFans account because they were supposed to be bolstering her status as a social media influencer.
After Jane Doe terminated her business relationship with Unruly Agency for an unrelated reason, the agency allegedly retaliated by posting the illicit photograph on OnlyFans. Unruly did this despite clear instructions from the model that she did not want any nude images published online. Moreover, the swimsuit model was not even aware at the time that Unruly was in possession of the nude photograph – she believes the social media company must have secretly taken the photo during a private photo shoot that they arranged.
Los Angeles Attorney Robert Tauler Represents Swimsuit Model in Revenge Porn Civil Action Against Unruly Agency
Attorney Robert Tauler, one of the co-founders of L.A. law firm Tauler Smith LLP, is representing Jane Doe in her civil action against Unruly Agency. Tauler filed a legal complaint with the Los Angeles County Superior Court on August 23, 2021.
The main cause of action in the lawsuit is Unruly’s alleged violation of the California revenge porn statute, which makes it illegal for anyone to intentionally distribute a photograph, film, video, or any other type of recording of another person when:
- The person distributing the photo or film knew that the victim had a reasonable expectation that the material would be kept private.
- The photo or film exposes an intimate body part of the victim, or it shows the victim engaging in a sexual act.
- The victim suffered damages as a result of the distribution of the explicit material.
The lawsuit filed by Tauler Smith LLP against Unruly seeks both monetary damages and punitive damages because Jane Doe suffered significant harm to her career, her reputation, and her mental and emotional wellbeing as a result of Unruly’s alleged actions. Additionally, the lawsuit seeks an injunction that would compel Unruly to take down the nude photo and stop circulating it on the internet.
Unruly Agency Accused of Exploiting Other Models & Social Media Influencers on OnlyFans
This is not the only serious allegation of wrongdoing that has been brought against Unruly Agency. Another OnlyFans model and social media influencer is currently suing Unruly Agency for allegedly exploiting her. According to that model, Unruly took complete control of her bank accounts, leaked sexually explicit images of her online and without her consent, and threatened her with “humiliation and financial ruin” if she ever tried to leave the agency.
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