Doe v. Fortuny, No. 08-CV-1050 (N.D. Ill. filed Feb. 20, 2008).
Status: Default for plaintiff (entered Nov. 12, 2008); damages hearing pending.

In August, 2008 Jason Fortuny posted a fake advertisement on website, posing as a women seeking a brutal and dominant male sexual partner. The anonymous plaintiff was one of over 100 men who allegedly responded to the ad. Plaintiff sought $75,000 in damages and an injunction for copyright infringement and invasion of privacy, claiming that Fortuny had published the photos and contact information of those who responded to the ad on the website, as well as to his personal blog, The court granted the plaintiff a default verdict after the defendant did not respond to motions in a timely manner; a damages hearing is pending.

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