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Actor suing IMDb for revealing her age loses landmark lawsuit

12 April 2013 4:09 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Junie Hoang wanted more than $1m from IMDb Pro website, claiming its revelation of her true age branded her 'over the hill'

A 42-year-old actor who claimed she lost out on movie roles after the Internet Movie Database published her real age has lost a landmark lawsuit against the website.

Texan Huong "Junie" Hoang had been backed by Us acting unions in her bid to sue IMDb for breach of contract after the site used credit information and a third-party verification website to research her true age for its "Pro" subscription site, which is used extensively by Hollywood agents. A Seattle jury found yesterday that the Amazon-owned website had not breached any legal obligations to Hoang following a two-day trial.

When the actor first went to court in 2011 she did so anonymously, hoping to sue for $1m (£650,000) or more in punitive damages and $75,000 or more in compensatory damages. "If one »

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