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October 18, 2011 at 9:07 AM

Amazon sued in Seattle over revealing actress' age

An actress is suing Amazon.com in federal court in Seattle for more than $1 million for revealing her age on its Internet Movie Database website and refusing to remove the reference when asked. The actress is not named in the lawsuit filed Thursday that refers to her as Jane Doe, according to an Associated Press story. It says she lives in Texas and is of Asian descent and has an Americanized stage name. “If one is perceived to be `over-the-hill,’ i.e., approaching 40, it is nearly impossible for an up-and-coming actress, such as the plaintiff, to get work as she is thought to have less of an `upside,’ therefore, casting directors, producers, directors, agents-manager, etc. do not give her the same opportunities, regardless of her appearance or talent,” the lawsuit states.

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