Justice Gone Wild

By Sophie Johnson in Feminizzle

While dancing at the former Rum Jungle bar, a young woman's breasts were exposed for the GGW cameras when someone reached up and pulled her tank top down. Jane Doe, who was 20 at the time, is now married with two children and living in Missouri.

She didn't find out about the video in 2008, when her husband's friend saw the "Girls Gone Wild Sorority Orgy" video and recognized her.

'Jane Doe' sued Girls Gone Wild for $5 million. It took only 90 minutes for the  St. Louis jury to decide against her.

Patrick O'Brien, the jury foreman, explained later that they figured if she was willing to dance for the camera, she should have been fine with exposing herself.

 

"Through her actions, she gave implied consent, she was really playing to the camera. She knew what she was doing."

They said she gave  consent by being at the bar, and by participating in the filming even though she never signed a consent form.  In fact, she can be heard on camera refusing to show her breasts. 

 

Here's a news reel from when the suit was first filed:

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This is a terrifying outcome and a serious blow to women's rights. This woman was assaulted on camera for one of the most notoriously heinous programs and the courts won't do anything about it. Disgusting

 

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