December 12, 2012 07:02 AM by Megan Wilson
Brandi Passante, a frequent buyer on Storage Wars, has become the latest victim of a porn scandal. Last month pornographic pictures and video surfaced on “Anyone Up” of Brandi, and when users clicked on the video, a virus was immediately downloaded to the computer. Brandi denies any involvement in the video, saying that it is fake, and went so far as to file a suit against the publisher of the video.
Brandi Passante first learned of the pornographic material after receiving a tweet from “Anyone Up”‘s Twitter account saying “Love the pics”. When she clicked on the link, it took her to the “Anyone Up”, and saw the fake photos and video. The suit, which Brandi filed early October at a U.S. District Court in Central California, claims that Moore published fake photos and video showing Passante in pornographic situations. The suit says that “Passante looked at the referenced website and was horrified, hurt and ashamed to see images of someone portraying her in pornographic video and associated images. Passante never made any such video, has never had any contact with Mr. Moore (of Anyone Up) and did not send him sexual images. Moore fabricated the video for the purpose of trading on Passante’s fame and celebrity to draw traffic to his site.” Charges on the suit include false designation of origin, dilution by tarnishment, defamation, commercial disparagement, commercial fraud and other offenses, Passante is seeking all available damages, plus attorney’s fees, and a judgment to impound and destroy and computers, servers or other equipment owned by Moore that may contain the pictures and videos of Brandi.
Mr. Moore also posted the material on Fleshbot, which somehow got adulterated to include a virus. When users clicked on the video, a virus was downloaded to the computer. The suit continues, saying that Moore has profited from offering merchandise and capitalizing on Brandi’s name and likeness.
A restraining order was issued as well, requiring Moore and any other entities involved to delete the offending material.
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