Family Pursues MySpace Sex Assault Suit

Family Pursues MySpace Sex Assault Suit

There are 2 comments on the www.wjla.com story from Apr 6, 2008, titled Family Pursues MySpace Sex Assault Suit. In it, www.wjla.com reports that:

The family of a teenage girl who says she was sexually assaulted by a 19-year-old man she met on MySpace.com asked a federal appeals court Monday to revive their lawsuit against the social networking Web site. A federal judge in Austin, Texas, dismissed the $30 million suit in February 2007, rejecting the family's claim that MySpace has a legal duty to protect its young users from sexual predators.

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eville mom

Vineland, NJ

#1 Apr 9, 2008
Kids think everyone is harmless and will make friends with anyone on these chat rooms. That's all this is, just with pictures and way more information about a child. It's not MySpaces problem though, we need to teach our kids or not allow them on the site at all. Whatever happened to telephoning your friends, not making friends from god knows where and god knows who they really are. They can say they are any age they want. I would rather not have my child on the internet for any reason other than information needed for school, but we know they all do it.
HNA

AOL

#2 Jun 3, 2008
I think that that suit should have never bean dropped.. Anything that has to with seual assault should be addressed right.. it is the websites resposibility to protect all users.. But in myspaces defence, it allows you to report any users for harrasment,obceene emails ect.
it also allows you to delete any of you friends and you can also block them. But in the same hand if you had reported this person its on the myspace if they didnt take care of the situation!!!!

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