Monday, May 19, 2008
A minor (referred to as Julie Doe) sued MySpace after being allegedly sexually assaulted by someone she met through MySpace. Her complaint alleged that her assailant ought not to have been able to access her profile, but that he lied about his age. She alleged that MySpace's failure to ensure that he was in fact as young as he claimed was negligence. The suit was dismissed by the trial judge, and the Fifth Circuit affirmed last Friday.