An actress, who has chosen to remain anonymous, is suing IMDB and Amazon for posting her age on their websites. The lawsuit states that “in the entertainment industry, youth is king” and by divulging her age, the sites cost her acting jobs.
The woman, who is of Asian descent, filed the suit in Seattle and believes that IMDB and Amazon got her age after she signed up for IMDB Pro, using her credit card to get her personal information.
The complaint states:
“If one is perceived to be ‘over-the-hill,’ i.e. approaching 40, it is nearly impossible for an up-and-coming actress, such as the Plaintiff, to get work as she is thought to have less of an ‘upside’ thereforecastingdirectors, producers, directors, agents/managers, etc. do not give her the same opportunities, regardless of her appearance and talent.”
The woman contacted IMDB to remove her age, but the site refused. As a result, she is now demanding punitivedamagesof at least $1 million, plus a restraining order against IMDB.