IMDb’s suit calls the law unconstitutional for violating the site’s free speech rights.
On September 24, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB-1687 into law which, in part, will require entertainment websites like IMDb to remove age information from a subscriber’s profile within five days of a request.
Investigation of IMDb’s “Starmeter” Ranking System Reveals That it is Subject to Third-Party Rigging
Actors and other entertainment industry professionals have a love/hate relationship with Amazon’s Internet Movie Database.…
Though Huong “Junie” Hoang lost her lawsuit against IMDb back in April, Hoang has since…
In the lengthy battle between Huong “Junie” Hoang and IMDb over the actress’ claims that IMDb’s illegal revelation of her true age hurt her career, the jury decided the verdict in favor of IMDb after a trial that lasted just two days.
Even with a lawsuit from actress Huong Hoang and tons of actors complaining, IMDB is still saying that it has no plans to change it’s policy of involuntarily displaying actors ages/date-of-birth on the popular site.
Actress Suing IMDb on the Witness Stand: “The entertainment industry is based on perception … if you tell someone your age, it will affect their perception”
The actress suing IMDb for posting her actual birth date on its site, Huong Hoang (who has also been credited as Junie Hoang), took the stand to speak about the long process she went through to try to get IMDb to remove her age from its website.
It’s been some time since we have had an update on the lawsuit filed by actress Huang “Junie” Hoang against IMDb for posting her actual date of birth on the internet’s most popular movie website.
U.S. District Court Judge Marsha Pechman has ruled that the age discrimination lawsuit filed by actress Huang Hoang against IMDb for posting her actual date of birth on the internet’s most popular movie website can proceed,
Youthful-looking actress Nicole Bilderback is best known for appearing in 1990s teen classics Clueless, Can’t Hardly Wait, and Bring It On as well as appearing in shows like Dawson’s Creek and Dark Angel.
IMDb, one of the most popular websites on the internet, has come under fire for in recent months, not only because of its now-famous age discrimination filed by Junie Hoang but also from other complaints, like those from Texas Councilman Shane Scott, who IMDb confused with the same-name soft-core aduly film actor.
San Marcos City Councilman Shane Scott faced when Brad Rollins, the publisher of local paper San Marcos Mercury, discovered that acting credits for the “Skinemax” series Life on Top were listed in Scott’s IMDb profile.
While there has been plenty of opinions on both sides of the IMDb “ageism” lawsuit, the 40 year-old B-movie actress who is behind the lawsuit, Junie Hoang, has benefited from the old axiom that no press is ever bad press.
SAG Representative on IMDb Age Discrimination Lawsuit: Being “prematurely pigeon-holed as an ‘over 40’ actress can be very harmful”
The Screen Actors Guild has come out against IMDb and age discrimination in casting in general.