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Ex-Porn Star Sues Facebook For $1 Billion

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Craig Boudreau Vice Reporter
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A former porn star is suing Facebook for $1 billion, because she says it didn’t take down damaging claims she says ended her career.

Lady Paree, whose real name is Paree La’Tiejira, alleges the social media site allowed false statements saying she was born a man, The Daily Mail reports Wednesday.

In 2009, Paree sued Leisure Time Entertainment and Mark C Carriere because they published stories identifying her as, “born with both male and female body parts.” Paree won the case and was awarded $2.5 million dollars. She says the story caused her to be assaulted and that she still receives hate mail and threats.

La’Tiejira now claims the Leisure Time Entertainment and Carriere continued to publish the false allegations of her gender on Facebook.

“Such intentional, malicious, or grossly negligent publication by defendants has caused her economic and compensatory damages,” court documents read. “[A]s well as emotional distress and physical pain so severe that she has had to seek professional assistance to cope with the damages caused by Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg.”

She says that due to these allegations, film producers have stopped making offers to her to appear in films; she’s demanding an astounding $1 billion in damages.

Paree, born a biological female, started in the porn industry in 1993, and had starred in 40 films between 1993 and 1997, according to the Internet Adult Film Database.

For reference, Scoopwhoop.com says famed porn star Jenna Jameson, ranked richest female porn star, only has a net worth of $30 million.

La’Tiejira does not have specific posts to provide as evidence, but does provide one name, Kyle Anders, and three others she labels “fictitious defendants A, B, C.”

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