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Doe v. Dirty World, Llc - Complaint

Doe v. Dirty World, Llc - Complaint

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CIVlL])JSTRICTCOUR1.~}i'ORTHE
)t
ARISH
OF
ORLI'~ANS
SECTION1
.JAN~~HOE
VERSUS
DIRTY\\'ORI~]),
r.r.c
d/b/a
THEDIRTY.COM
d/b/a
THEOIRT'YARMY.COM
andHOOMAN
KARAMJANa/k/a
CORBIN
GRIMES
a/l'/~:NIJl(
F!I<:HIE,.fAMES
GRIHNA.~
JOHN
GRD~NA,
;!lDlIl
FRANK
])IMAGGIO,STIJ:PHANIEEUSTIS,
CHRISTINEANDR€'VS,
and
ANDID::AMCMILLAN,~:AI~N~.FILJ~D:,_PETITION,FOR
DAI\o1AGES
ANDINJlTNC11VJH'U~LIEF
-
_
..
_----_.
.
,
NOWINTOCOURT,comesplaintiff,whofileshereinwiderthenameJANEDOEtoprotectheridentity,filesthispetitionfordamagesandrequest
for
injunctivereliefagainstDf.RTYWORLD,LLC,whichdoesbusinessasthedirty.cornandthedirtyarmy.com(referredtoas"dirtyworld");HOUMANKABbf'\tlIAN
whll
isalso
.
..
knownasCORBINGRIMESandNIKRlCHIE(referred
tij"ar.;
":Richitr).JAMESGRDINA;JOHN
GRDD-.lA;
FRANKDIMAGGIO;STEPHANl~:EUSTIS;CHRISTINEANDRE'IVS:andANDREAMCI\llLLANGAIENl-lE,torecover-legalandequitablerelieffromdefendants'violationofPlaintiff'sright
to
privacy,Defendant'scopyrightInfringementforpostingaprivatenudephotographwithoutpermissionof
the
photographerorthePlaintiff,Defendant'sintentionalinfliction,
,of
emotionaldistressuponPlaintiff,andDefendants'civilconspiracyfortheunauthorizedpublicationandratificationofdefamatoryandembarrassingprivatefactsonapublicwebsiteownedand
operated
by
defendantsnamed
herein
andunlawfullytakenfrom-theprivatee-mai!of
Plaintiffwithoutauthoritybydefendants.Plaintiffisentitledtoinjunctivereliefandanaward
of
damages
onaccountof
Defendants'
actsand
omissions.PARTIESI.Plaintiff,whoseidentityiskeptanonymous,isanind:i."~~~VJ,i!¥hoi~aresidentoftheParishofOrleans,StateofLouisiana.2.DirtyWorld,LLC
d/b/a
TheDirty.comand/orTheDirtyArmy.com(hereinaftersometimescollectivelyreferredto
as~""Dijty'Wotld")
is
a
corporationorganizedunderthelawsoftheStateofDelaware.DirtyWorJd
 
hasitsprincipalplaceofbusinessin
Arizona
at1
t~45
E.GreenwayRd.,Unit
221,Phoenix,AZ85032·4678.Atalltimesmaterialhereto,
Duty
Worldwas
actingbyorthroughitsauthorized
agentts),
employeets),representat.vets)or
O\NI1er(s).
3.HoomanKaramaina/k/aCorbin
Grimes
a/k/a
NikRichie,
is
anindividualandcitizenoftheStateofArizona.Richieownsandoperatesthewebsitethedirty.com.Richie
isalsoafrequentcontributortothewebsite,postinghis
owncommentsabout
the
photographspostedonhiswebsiteregardingthirdparties.
4,
James
Grdinais
anindividual
and
citizenof
the
State
ofArizona,James
Grdinaownsand.operatesthewebsitethedirty.com.5.JohnGrdina,isanindividualandcitizenoftheStateofArizona.
James
Grdinaownsandoperatesthewebsitethedirty.corn.
o.
FrankDilvlaggio,isanindividualandcitizenoftheStateofArizona,JamesGrdinaownsandoperatesthewebsitethedirty.com.
~,
I.
StephanieEustis,apersonofthe
full
ageofmajorityandresidentoftileState
ofTexas,8.ChristineAndrews,a
personofthe
full
ageofmajority
and,
residentoftheParishofOrleans,StateofLouisiana.9.AndreaMcMillanGaienne,apersonofthefullageofmajorityandresidentof
the
Stateof
Mississippi,
JURISDICTIONANDVI~NUE
10.
Jurisdiction
and
venuearepropel"in
this
courtasatleastinpart,theeventsgivingrisetoPlaintiff'scauseofactionoccurredintheParishofOrleansStateofLouisiana,
87ATEMF,NT0.'It'ACT
11.Uponinformationandbelief,inJanuaryorFebruary2012,defendants,
StephanieEustis,ChristineAndrews,Andrea
Md.1ilhl.l1
Gaienne,unlawfullyandwithout
permission,obtainedaccessintotheprivatee-mailofPlaintiff.
It
isunknownhowthesedefendantshackedintotheprivatee-mailofPlaintiff.Onceintheprivatee-mailofPlaintiff,defendantsremovedprivate
 
photographsandInformationstoredinsaide-mailwithoutthepermissionorauthorityofPlaintiff.12.
DiJ1y
world,Richie,JamesGrdina,JohnGrdinaandFrankDiMaggioownandoperateawebsite,thedirty.corn,
It
wasoriginated
by
Richiein2007,whobillshimselfonthewebsiteas"theworld'sfirsteverrealityblogger."Initsinfancythecontentofthesitewaslargelycreared
by
Richie,Today,however.themajorityofthematerialappearingonthesireiscomprised
of
submissionsto
thesirebythirdparty
users.1
J.
Defendants'websiteispublished
for
publicconsumptionandisaccessibleby
the
publicthroughout
thecountrylind
the
world.l·t
Thosevisitingthedirtycomwebsitearepresentedwith
several
options:theycanpurchasetee-shirtsamiothermerchandise,readnumerous
advertisements,
lookathundredsof
different
picturesandcommentsaboutpeoplefromdifferentpartsofthecounty,orsubmitmaterialtothesitetobeconsideredforconsideration.
15.The
main
attractiontothewebsiteis
thehundredsofdifferent
pictures
andcommentsalsoreferredtoas"posts"or
"dirt."
Everyonevistingthedirty.cornisinvitedtosubmitdirtmerely
by
clicking
0~.1
the"submitdirt"linkandfilingoutabriefform.Theon.inefonnprovided
by
thedirty.comhasseveralboxesthatmustbe
filled
in
by
thepersonsubmittingthe"dirt"suchas"YourPostTitle","YourName","PhoneNumber"and..emailaddress".16.Richierespondstothirdpartypostsandpublisheshisowncommentsonhissubjectsunderdiscussion,17.Onecanalsosubmitphotographsandprovidecommentsaboutsaidphotographs.18.The
t...
ebsite
:lUOWS
userstopostandsearchpostsin"categories"suchascities.colleges,etc.,includingNewOrleans.19.Defendants'donotpassivelydisplaythirdpartycontents,Inordertopost
informationen
thedirty.corn,
Defendants
provide
aninterfaceallowing
theuploadingofphotos,enteringofcommentsandavarietyofdropdownmenus.Defendantsthen
review
thethirdpartycontentandeditthecontentfer

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