News ADV Studios Voice Actress Revealed as IMDB Plaintiff
posted on 2012-01-08 23:43 EST
ADV Studios voice actress Junie Hoang (Street Fighter II V, Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040, The Super Dimension Fortress Macross) revealed herself as the plaintiff suing the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) website for posting her age. The 40-year-old Vietnamese actress revealed her name in a new court filing on Friday after Amazon, IMDb's parent company, requested that a federal judge order Hoang to amend her complaint and include her name. The search database contains profiles with ages and other biographical information for many film and television actors and production staff.
Hoang filed the lawsuit in 2011 after IMDb posted her age based on credit card information from her subscription to the IMDbPro service. The Texas-based actress claims that she has experienced discrimination in Hollywood based on her true name (Huong Hoang) in the past and had chosen to conceal her name to prevent age discrimination. Hoang acted in the Dysfunctional Friends, Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver, and The Custom Mary live-action films in 2011.
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