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Tauler Smith LLP Files Revenge Porn Lawsuit Against Unruly Agency

Unruly Agency Revenge Porn Lawsuit

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:

  1. The person distributing the photo or film knew that the victim had a reasonable expectation that the material would be kept private.
  2. The photo or film exposes an intimate body part of the victim, or it shows the victim engaging in a sexual act.
  3. 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.

Contact the Los Angeles OnlyFans Lawyers at Tauler Smith LLP

Are you a model or social media influencer who has been victimized by Unruly Agency or any other talent agency? The Los Angeles social media attorneys at Tauler Smith LLP can help you. Call 310-590-3927 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a consultation.

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OnlyFans Model Sues Unruly Agency for Revenge Porn

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An OnlyFans model is suing Unruly Agency, a company that manages social-media accounts for influencers, alleging it took and distributed nude photographs of her without her permission.

The suit was filed Monday and claims the model, identified by the pseudonym Jane Doe, had “made clear to Unruly on multiple occasions” that she was “not comfortable with the publication of nude images due to her career plans after modeling.” It alleges that Unruly “covertly took nude photographs” while she was changing at a photo shoot.

The model also claims that when she tried to end her business relationship with Unruly, for an unrelated reason, the company published a nude photo of her on the subscription-content platform OnlyFans, “likely” in an act of “retaliation” which, she claims, constitutes “revenge porn,” under a California statute.

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Daily Beast Article on Unruly Agency Lawsuit

Daily Beast Article on Lawsuit Against Unruly Agency

Daily Beast Article on Unruly Agency Lawsuit

A recent Daily Beast article details a lawsuit filed by Tauler Smith LLP against Unruly Agency. The article provides significant background on the legal action, including allegations that the social media marketing agency negligently leaked nude videos and photos of one of its clients.

The Daily Beast Publishes Article on Tauler Smith LLP Lawsuit Against Unruly

The Daily Beast article offers a good introduction to the dangers posed by talent agencies like Unruly that take advantage of social media influencers. These agencies often promote themselves as being committed to “female empowerment,” and many aspiring models buy into that marketing slogan – only to later find their lives ruined.

Unruly Agency is a well-known talent agency that represents several prominent influencers on social media platforms like OnlyFans and Instagram. One of those clients, identified in the lawsuit as “Jane Doe,” recently enlisted L.A. social media litigation attorney Robert Tauler to file suit in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Doe is a 21-year-old model who initially hired Unruly to help build her social media presence before realizing that the agency was actually causing irreparable harm to her brand.

Disturbing Allegations in Legal Action Involving Social Media Talent Agencies Unruly and Behave

Jane Doe’s lawsuit alleges that both Unruly Agency and Behave Agency (a spin-off agency for smaller influencers) use shady business practices to take advantage of young models and online influencers looking for assistance with marketing and reaching their fans through subscription-only services such as OnlyFans.

The following are just a few of the illegal actions that Unruly Agency has been accused of in the Jane Doe lawsuit:

  • Posting an illicit video of the model to the public section on her OnlyFans page. The nude video was later leaked all over the internet.
  • Posting a “private” photograph of the model on someone else’s OnlyFans account.
  • Changing the model’s online payment information and rerouting OnlyFans income from her bank account to the agency’s bank accounts.
  • Threatening to ruin the model financially when she attempted to leave the agency.

Doe’s attorney, Robert Tauler, said that the people running Unruly and Behave “are basically pimps” who try to squeeze as much money as possible out of social media influencers. Tauler noted that in his client’s case, Unruly Agency even included a provision that allowed the company to take out a life insurance policy on the young model – something that Tauler had never encountered before in his legal career.

Despite the obvious allure of hiring a high-profile agency like Unruly, doing so could ultimately be harmful to a social media influencer’s career, financial bottom line, and emotional wellbeing. That’s one reason why it can be highly beneficial to consult with a qualified social media lawyer before signing any contract with an agency.

Contact the Los Angeles Social Media Litigators at Tauler Smith LLP

Tauler Smith LLP is a Los Angeles law firm that represents clients nationwide in social media litigation, business fraud disputes, and intellectual property matters. If you are a social media influencer who has been victimized by a talent agency, our experienced attorneys may be able to help you. Call 310-590-3927 or submit the contact form below.

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Daily Beast

Model Accuses Unruly Agency of Exposing Her Nudes & Threatening Her

Daily Beast

Unruly Agency reps some of the biggest influencers on Instagram and OnlyFans. But content creators are warning others to stay far away, and one model is suing the agency.

With the likes of influencer Tana Mongeau, YouTuber Daisy Keech, Too Hot to Handle cast member turned TikTok provocateur Harry Jowsey, the Clermont Twins, and dozens of other social media stars and models on its roster, the Unruly Agency seems to be the place that could take an influencer’s brand to new heights.

But clients and contractors who worked with Unruly and Behave Agency—Unruly’s spinoff for smaller influencers—are warning others against signing with either of the firms, citing sketchy business practices and a ruthless cash-grab attitude.

Read the full article on The Daily Beast.

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Tauler Smith LLP Files OnlyFans Lawsuit Against Unruly Agency

OnlyFans Lawsuit

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
  • Negligence
  • 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.”

You can view the legal complaint that was filed in L.A. County Superior Court.

Contact the Los Angeles Social Media Lawyers at Tauler Smith LLP Today to Discuss Your OnlyFans Case

Artists, models, and social media influencers who use the OnlyFans platform may find that they need a qualified attorney to protect their interests. If you are the victim of an unscrupulous talent agency, or if you simply need a lawyer to review your OnlyFans contract, call 310-590-3927 or fill out the contact form below.

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