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Liability of MySpace for Sexual Assault?

The Ft. Worth Star-Telegram reports that the social networking Web site MySpace.com has been sued for $30 million by a 14-year-old girl who says she was sexually assaulted by another MySpace user.

The lawsuit accuses MySpace, which has more than 72 million registered users, of having "absolutely no meaningful protections or security measures to protect underage users."

The suit was brought by an Austin girl who says that Pete Solis, 19, of Buda lied in his MySpace profile about being a senior on the football team to gain her trust and phone number.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.