A Porn Star Is Suing Mark Zuckerberg For $1 Billion

By on August 31, 2016 in ArticlesBillionaire News

Former porn star Paree La'Tiejira, aka Lady Paree, has filed a $1 billion federal lawsuit against Mark Zuckerberg, claiming he ruined her adult film career by allowing the lie that she was born as a man to be spread on Facebook. Lady Paree claims to have received a number of death threats on Facebook and has decided it is all Mark Zuckerberg's fault. She filed her lawsuit in Texas and accused Zuckerberg of libel and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

In 1993, La'Tiejira moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the porn industry. Lady Paree appeared in 40 porn movies between 1991 and 1997. Some of her more memorable titles include Sweet Cheeks 108, Da Booty Call, and Gazongas 5. That's some quality cinema, there.

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La'Tiejira is, unsurprisingly, currently unemployed. She claims that the Facebook lies and bullying caused her to be battered and assaulted by her fans. She claims that at one point, a fan slashed her with a knife, cutting her face open from her temple to her chin while yelling at for the fact that she used to be a man. She needed 150 stitches to repair the cut. Even after corrective cosmetic surgery, she has a visible scar on the left side of her face.

Those pesky Facebook rumors can be a pain… except that back in 2009, La'Tiejira sued Mark Carriere and Leisure Time Entertainment in Indiana court for essentially the same thing. In that case, she accused them of publishing false and defamatory statements claiming she was born with both male and female body parts. Leisure Time Entertainment and Carriere were both in the porn industry. In fact, at one time Carriere was known as "The King of Porn."

During the 2009 trial, it was found that La'Tiejira was born a woman. She never had sex-change surgeries. She was awarded more than $2.5 million in damages.

However, according to Lady Paree, that didn't stop the defendants. La'Tiejira claims that they continued to spread the lie that she was born a man on Facebook pages.

La'Tiejira claims that these false claims about her gender have ended her porn career. She also claims that she received hate mail and death threats from people who believe she was born a man.

La'Tiejira is seeking $1 billion in damages. She claims Zuckerberg and Facebook have caused her to suffer. She doesn't offer specific examples of the posts she claims make her suffer. However, can't seem to show anyone evidence of these Facebook posts she finds so personally injurious.

A simple search of public records reveals that a woman with La'Tiejira's name and birth date has a long rap sheet. In 2002, she faced a charge of engaging in organized criminal activity. She also has a conviction for tampering with government records. Oh, and La'Tiejira has used at least 20 different aliases over the years.

I doubt Mark Zuckerberg is losing any sleep over this lawsuit.

Articles Written by Amy Lamare
Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based writer covering business, technology, entertainment, philanthropy, and pop culture. She spent 8 1/2 years covering the entertainment industry for www.hsx.com. She attended the University of Southern California where she majored in Creative Writing. An avid long distance runner, weekends she can be found running the streets of Los Angeles training for 1/2 and full marathons. Follow her on Facebook.
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