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Man who was jailed for assault sues Google for hosting a video showing him assaulting flight attendant

By Mason White 12:29 PM March 10, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
A man who was jailed after being convicted of assault, is suing Google for hosting a video that showed him assaulting a flight attendant, the New York Post reported.

24-year-old Antonio Ynoa of Brooklyn, New York, filed the lawsuit against Google, YouTube and Dailymotion, claiming that they have violated his privacy by publishing the video of the attack.

Ynoa was arrested, charged and convicted of assault. He was sentenced to three months in prison for attacking Elio Cabral. The assault began after Cabral asked Ynoa to stop drinking on a JetBlue flight to New York from the Dominican Republic.

Ynoa is demanding $200 million in damages. Ynoa said that because the video went viral he is being bullied everywhere. He alleges that he was once nearly robbed while walking on a street because of the video.