minors

Woman Sues Girls Gone Wild Producers for Unauthorized Use of Her Image

Say what you will about whether it was advisable for this young woman to flash her breasts at a couple guys with a video camera, but she should win this suit for two reasons:

  1. It does not appear that she signed any sort of release or even gave verbal consent for her image to be used in commercial products or advertisements.
  2. She was 14 years old at the time and therefore probably not even legally capable of giving consent.

Of course, state laws vary, but 14 years old would be a pretty low cut-off.

“Antiseptic of the Truth and Openness”

Savannah Dietrich, the 17-year-old rape victim threatened with a charge of contempt of court for violating a gag order about her case’s settlement by tweeting the names of her rapists, may get some real justice after all. According to the judge currently in charge of the case:

The very idea that a young victim of sexual assault would find the courage to tell her story and come to court, only to have no one listen to her, explain to her what is happening and then have the parties reach some type of deal without her input is abhorrent.

Via Jezebel.