Actress Forced to Reveal Name in IMDB Lawsuit

The actress suing Hollywood information database IMDb for listing her true age cannot move forward with the case unless she reveals her identity, a federal judge has ruled.

In a sharply-worded decision issued on Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Marsha Pechman found that while the anonymous actress who sued for $1 million fears blacklisting and other retribution in Hollywood if her true identity is known, “the injury she fears is not severe enough to justify permitting her to proceed anonymously,” the ruling states.

Judge Pechman gave the woman who sued as “Jane Doe” 14 days to refile the case under her own name or it will be dismissed. The woman now must choose to either move forward under her real name or drop the litigation entirely.

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