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March 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

A federal judge on Tuesday refused to toss out a claim by actress Junie Hoang that IMDb, the online entertainment database, had wrongfully published her age without her consent and was therefore liable for damages related. Judge Marsha J. Pechman did reject Hoang’s claimes of emotion distress and denied a claim that IMDb had violated the Consumer Protection act by publishing her age. In a statement, Hoang, whose case has the backing of SAG-AFTRA,, the performers’ union, said in a statement, “Anyone who values their privacy and has ever given credit card information to an online company like IMDb or [IMDb’s owner] should be concerned about the outcome.” She has claimed that by publishing her age, IMDb exposed her to age discrimination. The case is scheduled for trial on April 8.