Tauler Smith LLP, a Los Angeles law firm that represents clients nationwide, recently filed a lawsuit against Unruly Agency and Behave Agency, two marketing firms for aspiring models and social media influencers. At the heart of the case is an allegation that the talent agencies took advantage of a young model by exerting undue control over her finances and by threatening her when she wanted to leave the agencies.
Unruly Agency and Behave Agency Accused of Exploiting OnlyFans Model
The model bringing the legal complaint against Unruly and Behave is being identified in court documents as “Jane Doe” to protect her privacy. According to Jane Doe, she hired the talent agencies to assist her with marketing her content on the OnlyFans social media platform, which allows fans of a model or influencer pay a monthly fee to subscribe and access exclusive content from that model.
After enlisting Unruly and Behave to help her sell content on OnlyFans, Jane Doe reported that the talent agencies quickly took complete control of her finances. The agencies also allegedly leaked sexually explicit content of the model without her consent. When she tried to sever the business relationship, they would not allow it: they are accused of threatening the model “with humiliation and financial ruin” if she ever attempted to leave, including the distribution of private sexual materials, videos, and photographs.
The official legal complaint against Unruly and Behave was filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court on July 15, 2021. The lawsuit raises a number of legal claims, including:
- Business Fraud
- Unfair Business Practices
- Invasion of Privacy
- Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
Jane Doe is asking the court to award both general and punitive damages in the case, in addition to issuing a preliminary injunction against the Defendants.
L.A. Business Fraud Lawyer Robert Tauler Represents Artists, Models, and Influencers in Social Media Litigation
Attorney Robert Tauler is one of the founders of Tauler Smith LLP, and he has extensive experience representing clients in litigation involving social media, business fraud, and intellectual property disputes. Mr. Tauler is the attorney representing Jane Doe in her lawsuit against the powerful talent agencies. Tauler did not mince words when discussing the behavior and actions of Unruly and Behave, calling them “modern day pimps” who “operate in the shadows of the cloistered COVID economy.”
Although the lawsuit is only in its early stages, it is already receiving media coverage. To read more about the facts and legal arguments in the case, click here. You can also view the legal complaint that was filed in L.A. County Superior Court.
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