A Beaumont attorney, John Morgan, has filed a class action lawsuit in Orange County, against TEXXXAN.com and GoDaddy.com claiming his client’s were victims of the websites.

According to the petition, “This explicit website is dedicated to publishing intimate photos of young women, and also publishing private facts abuot these women, all of which are donw without obtaining permission or authorization from the women who are the vicims of this webiste.”

The petition also states,” The Defendants who own this website, or who contribute to its contents, or who subscribe to its contents, or who subscribe to this website, are fully aware that they do not have permission fro many of the women victims to publish their photographs or their personal information.”

This case has gained national attention.  Morgan said he was surprised by the national media attention the case has gotten. He also said he disagrees with the legel analysts voicing their opinion and about their claims of freedom of speech protects the website.

Some of the legal analysts have stated the website is protected by  47 USC 230, which states websites aren’t liable for third-party content. They added, the same law explicitly protects website users, and a recently enacted anti-SLAPP law in Texas which was designed to discourage anti-free speech lawsuits such as this one.

The case has been decrribed as “weak” but Morgan said he will fight for the victims.

The lawsuit states they want a temporary injunction in addition to a permanent injunction. In addition, they are seeking the recovery of actual and punitive damages plus attorney fees.

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