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April 03, 2012 09:11am
Vicky Vette Sues Adultfriendfinder
Source: Vette Nation Army
by: Company Press Release

(LOS ANGELES, CA) -- Adult Superstar and current XBIZ Webstar of the Year 2012 Vicky Vette has just scored a significant legal win in her battle against online dating giant AdultFriendFinder and Danni.com (owned by Penthouse). Vette sued AdultFriendFinder (and Danni.com) arising out of claims AdultFriendFinder is stealing her likeness to use on thousands of worldwide banners and advertisements identifying her as "Groovy232" looking for a "date".

Vette asserts that AdultFriendFinder is actively using pictures of a number of adult stars without their consent, knowledge or payment, to lure members of the general public into joining dating websites. On Thursday, March 29, 2012, a court in Los Angeles completely denied a Motion by AdultFriendFinder and Danni.com to dismiss Vette's case and is allowing the popular star's claims to proceed to trial.

AdultFriendFinder argued in a Motion filed with the Court that the image of Vette it used for banners was shot by Vette for Danni.com and that it got the permission from Danni.com to use her picture. Vette is one of the world's best known adult stars. She is the #1 Followed Active adult star on twitter with over 286,000 followers. She is the #1 Followed Norwegian in the world as is in the top 1700 followed twitter users worldwide. Vette was recently nominated by AVN for Solo Girl Website of the Year 2012 was named by XBIZ as one of the Top 100 Newsmakers in adult in 2011.

Vicky Vette is quoted as saying: "I'm thrilled we won this significant ruling and that AdultFriendFinder can't use model releases to get the case dismissed. I shot for Danni.com to be their Girl of the Month - not to be used as bait in AdultFriendFinder. No, I'm not Groovy232… And no… I am not in El Paso, Tucson, Santa Clarita or anywhere else seeking a casual fling in your neighborhood (*shock*). It is outrageous that AdultFriendFinder can think it it's ok to use my image without even letting me know. I think it's a scam on me and the general public."

"I am not sure where this ranks in the 'annals' of jurisprudence but I am happy with the result in Court. I know of at least three other girls in the business they are doing the exact same thing to, including BiBi Jones, Carmen Valentina, and Gisele."

"I had nothing but respect for Danni and Penthouse (which owns AdultFriendFinder) so I am a bit stunned they would treat adult stars this way. They should pay girls if they are going to put them in advertising saying things like 'Gets Double Teamed'. You'd think someone would have called me saying, 'Hey, do you mind if we put you on thousands of worldwide websites saying you are looking for a "date"?' I can't wait for my day in Court and thank the Judge for giving it to me."

Vette is represented by Beverly Hills attorney Michael Kernan, Esq., added, "Lots of adult Companies think they can do anything they want with a model release, but they do not understand release language. Endorsement language is very specific, and it is not in most model releases. AdultFriendFinder argued it had model releases barring any claims, but the Court was not convinced anything covered the image in question. Anyone who may have seen Vette's images in AdultFriendFinder advertising are also encouraged to contact my office at MKernan@Kernanlaw.net."

The matter is anticipated to proceed to trial sometime this year. FriendFinder announced last week that its CEO Marc Bell was stepping down on the heels of a $10million loss for the 4th quarter of 2011. It has been trying to go public since May 2011. Vette comments "Maybe AdultFriendFinder and the companies that run it are trying to save a few bucks by not paying the models they use as the face of their websites. You'd think they would want to take care of girls they use to get them memberships."

Vicky Vette can be reached for comment at: http://www.twitter.com/vickyvette Vicky@Vickyathome.com http://www.vnagirls.com

Michal Kernan, Esq., can be reached for comment at kernanlaw@Gmail.com and (310) 490-9777.

VICKY VETTE AWARDS and NOMINATIONS:
Top 100 Newsmakers in Adult 2011 as named by XBIZ
AVN Winner - Best Solo Girl Website Nomination 2012
XBiz - Best Webstar 2012
FameRegistry Nomination 2011 Best MILF,
FameRegistry.com Winner 2011 Sexy Webmistress, Social Network Sensation
Nightmoves Winner 2011 Best Web Presence
AVN Nomination Best Web Star 2011
XBIZ Nominee Best MILF Website 2011
Star of Mainstream Indonesian Movie - "Pacar Hantu Perawan" (only 3rd adult star to have an Indonesian movie)
FreeOnes Best OCSM 2011
Miss Freeones Runner up 2011
Fame Registry Most Popular Star Website 2010
Fame Registry MILF of the Year 2010
Miss Freeones Runner up 2010
MILF of the Year nominee by XFans 2010
Nightmoves Favorite MILF Performer 2010
XBiz Webstarlet of the Year Nominee 2010
XBiz Webstarlet of the Year Nominee 2009
FAME Nominee Best Star Website 2009
Booble Girl of Year 2008
Miss March Myspace USA 2008
Miss Feb Booble 2008
Miss March Booble 2007
Exotic Dancer (Club Owner Favorite) Nomination 2006
AVN Nomination - Best Solo Sex Scene 2006
AVN - Best Tease 2005

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