Modeling website Model Mayhem slapped with lawsuit after woman is drugged and raped by men who promised her job
A company that runs a modeling website was slapped with a lawsuit after a woman was drugged and raped by several man, according to court documents in California.
The woman, who was identified only as Jane Doe, filed the lawsuit against Internet Brands, which owns Model Mayhem.
The woman claims that she was drugged and raped by men who had contacted her through the website and offered her a modeling job.
The woman told the court that the company was negligent since they failed to warn women that men were using the website to lure and rape aspiring models.
The woman was contacted and invited to an audition, but it was all a sham. When she arrived, the men drugged her, raped her and recorded the acts.
Internet Brands was aware that people were using Model Mayhem to target women in this way, according to the lawsuit.
The company claims that it cannot be held responsible for what people do after getting in contact with the models.
“Model Mayhem is the number portfolio website for professional models and photographers. Create a profile, upload your photos and connect with other professionals,” the company wrote on its website.