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Man Sues Gay Porn Site For Selling His Private Information

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A major gay and lesbian porn company is involved in a lawsuit after a Hudson Valley man alleges that the site sold his name and address, according to the New York Post

According to the lawsuit filed on Tuesday, Dennis Chiamulera is seeking $5 million from TLA Entertainment Group, Inc. for “wrongful Disclosure of Video Tape Rental or Sales Records.” 

Chiamulera says that TLA broke privacy laws by selling its’ customers information to mailing list brokers and data aggregators. 

“Despite the sensitive nature of its videos, TLA sold, rented, exchanged, and/or otherwise disclosed personal information about Plaintiff’s video purchases and/or rentals to data aggregators, data appenders, data cooperatives, and list brokers, among others, which in turn disclosed his information to aggressive advertisers, nonprofit organizations, and other third-party companies,” the lawsuit reads. 

Chiamulera goes on to say that he’s received a “barrage of unwanted junkmail,” and that by “selling, renting, exchanging” and “disclosing” his personal information that the site violated his privacy rights under the Video Privacy Protection Act and the New York Video Consumer Privacy Act. 

The lawsuit alleges that not only did TLA violate Chiamulera’s privacy but that it “allows for the targeting of particularly vulnerable members of society, including members of the LGBTQ community,” as well. 

“In fact, almost any organization could rent a list with the names and addresses of all gay TLA consumers who live in Texas; such a list would cost approximately $135.00 per thousand names listed,” the case document says. 

Chiamulera is also seeking $2,500 in damages for every plaintiff in the case. 

We’ve reached out to TLA for comment. 

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