Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Model Mayhem Sued
The owners of Internet Brands, Inc., who own and operate more than 100 websites including ModelMayhemDOTcom, are being sued by Jane Doe #14, a model, for failing to warn its users about the potential threat posed by two guys who have since been convicted of drugging and raping models they contacted via Model Mayhem.
In her complaint, JD#14 says Model Mayhem was aware of the rape scheme, that she was drugged and raped as a result of that scheme, and that Model Mayhem users were purposely kept in the dark about the rape scheme.
Here's an article regarding the case published just yesterday on Courthouse News Service.
That there are sexual predators in the world should come as no surprise to anyone. That a few of them might be masquerading as guys with cameras seeking models to shoot should also come as no surprise. What comes as a surprise, if it's true, is that a web site like Model Mayhem would have information regarding a sexual predator scheme, one played out by at least two of its users, and do little to nothing about it. Most importantly, by warning its model members of the potential threats to their safety regarding those two scumbags.
The pretty girl linebacker at the top is Mika from a shoot this past Sunday. (Click to enlarge.) If I was paying better attention to details rather than other stuff, I probably would have had Mika remove the necklace. Removing it via Photoshop, of course, is an easy fix.