Actress Suing IMDb Has to Reveal Her Name or Drop Her Case
Well folks, it looks like the woman suing IMDb for posting her real age has come to a crossroads: "Jane Doe" was told that she either needed to reveal her identity publicly, or the case would be dropped.
The decision was issued Friday by U.S. District Court Judge Marsha Pechman, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Pechman told "Doe" that the repercussions of keeping her real name a secret weren't damaging enough to move forward in that manner.
"Doe" claimed in her lawsuit that the industry database posted her real age -- which is somewhere close to 40, as far as we can tell -- without her permission, and that her career would suffer as a result because Hollywood is so ageist. Interestingly, both SAG and AFTRA support "Doe."
She now has 14 days to decide what to do. It probably goes without saying that revealing her real name is kind of counterproductive to her point, but there, we said it anyway.